Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Red Onions and Pancetta

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This recipe was entered in The Foodista Best of Food Blogs Cookbook contest, a compilation of the world’s best food blogs which was published in Fall 2010.


1 1/2 pounds Brussels sprouts, cleaned and halved
8 slices Pancetta
4 cloves garlic
4 Olive Oil
5 1/2 red onion, sliced
1 slice of bread


In a large plastic zippered bag, toss the Brussels sprouts, 3 pressed garlic cloves and 2 tablespoons Olive Oil.
Empty the contents into a ovenproof dish and roast at 350 degrees for 40 minutes.
While the Brussels sprouts are roasting, in a pan heat 1/4 cup olive oil. When the olive oil is heated through, saute a slice of bread until browned on both sides. Set aside.
When the Brussels sprouts have finished roasting... In the same pan that you sauteed the bread, add the onion and saute for about 3 minutes. Do not let them get fully tender. Add the pancetta and heat through for an additional minute.
Add the Brussels sprouts and heat through for an additional 3 minutes. Remove from heat.
In a food processor, blend the bread and 1 - 2 cloves of garlic.
Sprinkle on top of the Brussels sprouts mixture and finish by a last drizzle of Olive Oil!


The secret to a beautiful dish of brussels sprouts is to first roast them in olive oil. This version is roasted and pan tossed with sauteed red onions and pancetta cured ham. The right amount of salt and sweetness of the onions brings this dish to another level. Finally topped with sauteed bread crumbs and garlic. Buen Provecho!




Friday, December 4, 2009 - 1:44pm


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