Bacon Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Dijon Vinaigrette
Originally published April 30, 2013, Updated on 10/3/20
Back when I wrote this recipe, it was at the end - rather than the beginning - of a "winter that wouldn't end". I guess the weather was wild, leading up to a farmer's market trip that weekend, when it warmed up all of a suddent.
Anyway, it was great to wander the aisles that we hadn't seen since the summer before, and get some fresh air. While there wasn't much in the way of fresh produce yet, we did end up buying - among other things - a tray of fresh Brussels sprouts. I was happy - it's been a while.
Growing up, I LOVED Brussels sprouts. Fresh or frozen, usually mushy and included in stew.. whatever. Loved em! As I grew a bit older, it kinda shocked me to learn that Brussels sprouts had kind of a bad reputation, and was a commonly DISliked food.
As it turns out, my husband is in a weird middle ground. He doesn't love them, doesn't hate them... but is OK with them in small doses. He says they are "too much... something".
Yeah, I don't know.
So, I decided to try to make a Brussels Sprouts Believer out of him. Forget the stew, I'd do my second favourite presentation - roasted. I knew it would be hard to turn up his nose at bacon roasted Brussels sprouts, even if left plain... but these are also tossed in a tweaked version of my go-to favourite vinaigrette.
SO good... he loved em! I hope you will, too!
While I made these on a random April weekend, they'd be perfect as a holiday side dish as well - as we've done for various Thanksgiving (American AND Canadian!) and Christmas dinners ever since!
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