Grilled Brussel Sprouts with Applewood Smoked Bacon

Ingredients

Grilling Method: Indirect/Medium Heat

1 ½ pounds brussel sprouts, trimmed and cleaned Olive oil Kosher Salt 8 pieces center-cut applewood smoked bacon, cut into ½ strips 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup 1 tablespoon sherry vinegar Freshly ground black pepper

Methods/steps

Place clean, dry brussel sprouts in bowl, add about 2 tablespoons of olive oil and toss to coat evenly. Season with Kosher salt. Place brussel sprouts directly on the cooking grate and cook for about 20 minutes, turning once halfway through the cooking time.

Meanwhile, cook the bacon reserving 1-2 tablespoons of bacon in the sauté pan. When brussel sprouts are done, cut in half and set aside. Re-heat sauté pan with the reserved bacon fat. Add the maple syrup and vinegar to whisk to combine. Add brussel sprouts and sauté to coat, making sure the glaze is evenly distributed. Remove from pan, season with pepper and sprinkle with cooked bacon pieces.

Serves 4-6

StartersElizabeth Karmel