Recipe Box, Bourbon Glazed Brussels Sprout & Bacon Kebabs

“I thought you could use this on your table or something Mom,” said HHjr as he came in with a huge stalk of Brussels sprouts.   He so gets me!  I can’t think of anything I’d rather have to decorate with than fresh produce!

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It was the day before Thanksgiving, and my table was set but I hadn’t given a thought to decor in the kitchen where we would be serving…

brussels sprout centerpiece thepaintedapron.com

with some fresh cranberries and a vase I had a Brussels sprout tree in no time at all!

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It looked beautiful and fresh all weekend and on Sunday I knew exactly what I wanted to do with those pretty green globes

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Yep!

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Time to make Bourbon Glazed Brussels Sprout & Bacon Kebabs!

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This recipe will make you a rock star…yes, it is that good…

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After a quick boil, thread the sprouts on skewers with partially cooked bacon pieces in between

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HHjr grilled these, but you could do them in the oven

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Brush them liberally with the bourbon glaze several times during cooking

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and prepare to swoon with delight!

brussel sprout skewers thepaintedapron.com

I can’t describe how good this is, you must try this for yourself!

bourbon glazed brussels sprouts and bacon thepaintedapron.com

After a wild and crazy Thanksgiving Day and the crushing loss at the Iron Bowl, we decided to treat ourselves to a special meal last Sunday with filet mignon and these Bourbon Glazed Beauties~  It sure made us feel better and what a way to kick off the holidays!

Here’s the recipe:

BOURBON GLAZED BRUSSELS SPROUT & BACON KEBABS  adapted from Giada De Laurentiis, Food Network

for a printable version click here

16 Brussels sprouts

4 pieces thick sliced bacon

2 T butter

3 T brown sugar

1/4 cup bourbon

dash of cayenne

1/4 tsp kosher salt

skewers

Bring a saucepan of water to a boil and add Brussels sprouts and cook for 4-5 until just tender and still bright green.  Drain and set aside.  Cook bacon until just starting to brown but still pliable.  Cut bacon strips into 4 pieces.  Thread Brussels sprouts onto skewers with a folded piece of bacon in between them.

Heat a small sauce pan over medium heat and add butter.  Cook until butter starts to brown and smell nutty, about 3 minutes.  Whisk in brown sugar and cayenne and cook 2 more minutes.  Remove pan from heat and slowly stir in bourbon.  Return to heat and whisk constantly about 3 minutes until smooth and caramel like.

Grill or broil [place pan in middle of oven, not too close to broiler] basting frequently with glaze, and turning, until bacon is done and sprouts begin to char, 5-10 minutes.  Serves 4

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7 Responses to “Recipe Box, Bourbon Glazed Brussels Sprout & Bacon Kebabs”
  1. Love Giada! Somehow I missed these, but I am thinking that we will be doing this while the kids are here over Christmas! They look delectable.

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  2. Great post! We are eating brussels sprouts a few times a week right now so thank you for another way to present them!

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  3. LindaG says:

    We love brussel sprouts, especially my husband and I love bacon. this is a great change. A must do. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Mary says:

    Oh these sound good Jenna! My dilemma is do I pin them to my ‘better with bourbon’ or ‘better with bacon’ boards? 🙂

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  5. Wow, the Brussels look gorgeous as a decoration! Of course I would not have thought of this at all nor the delicious recipe! Wonderful. Thanks for sharing on the Blog Hop Blitz.

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  6. Alana says:

    These look delicious!

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