Thursday, December 26, 2013

Sauteed Brussels Sprouts

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With all of the WAY-too-bad-for-me-food I've been eating lately, I decided that I needed to clean some of my meals up as best as I could before the entire holiday got away from me...I'm gonna let you in on a secret:  It's too late - I overdid got away from me.

Still, I was able to fit a FEW meals in there and this is one of them.  It's just a very quick variation of a recipe I posted last year, Roasted Corn and Brussels Sprouts Succotash, which is super delicious also!  So if you have a little bit more time, definitely check it'll be SO glad you did.  

In the meantime, throw this little bit of goodness together...a few simple ingredients and big, big flavor!

3 slices of bacon, chopped
1 medium shallot, diced
2 cloves of garlic, minced
20-24 fresh Brussels sprouts, sliced
1 ½ cup frozen corn, thawed
pinch of thyme leaves (just about 1/4 tsp)
salt & pepper, to taste

In a medium sauté pan, over med/high heat, fry up the bacon bits until crisp.

Remove bits from pan, leaving the drippings, and place on a paper towel; set aside.

Add the shallots and garlic, sautéing for about 2 minutes until almost translucent - be sure it doesn't burn; you may want to lower your heat.

Add the Brussels sprouts and sauté for about 5 minutes until they begin to soften just a bit.

Add the corn and thyme and mix through to heat.

Season with salt and pepper.

Sprinkle with bacon bits.

Remove from heat and serve with lean protein, like baked salmon, or grilled chicken.

I swear that I could have eaten it all!

Serves 3
Calories 143 / Carbs 19g / Fat 5g / Protein 8g / Fiber 5g / Sodium 596mg

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