I really not don’t like Brussels sprouts, or so I thought until a couple of months. Turns out I really don’t like them when they are boiled and served. But! Stir fried or sauteed with the right ingredients, they do indeed make a lovely side dish in winter. So, let’s show some love for Brussels sprouts after the Christmas season with this easy side dish from Delicious magazine. I’ve used Nigella seeds instead of Caraway seeds which the original recipe uses.

Brussels sprouts with bacon, leek and Nigella seeds

Serves 4 | Prep 10 mins | Cook 20 mins
Easy | Dairy & Gluten Free

Sprouts 1

You’ll need:

  • 1-2 drizzles of olive oil;
  • 150g smoked bacon, finely sliced;
  • 200g Brussels sprouts, finely sliced;
  • 1 leek, finely sliced;
  • 1 heaped tsp Nigella seeds;
  • 1 tbsp blanched hazelnuts, roughly chopped.

Heat a pan with the olive oil over a medium heat. Add the bacon and fry until crisp, then add the sprouts, leek and Nigella seeds. Season well and fry for 7-10 minutes, adding more olive oil if necessary, until the veg are just tender. Toss through the hazelnuts and season to serve.

Original recipe from Delicious magazine “Brussels sporuts with bacon, leek and caraway”, issue December 2013, available online here.