The hardest thing to serve on Christmas day is crunchy brussel sprouts! When there’s so much going on – it’s easy for them to become over-cooked. So our solution is take a tip from the professionals and part-boil them in advance, then quickly pan fry to warm through at the last moment. Prepare for clean plates all round with this Brussel sprouts with pancetta recipe!

Brussel sprouts with pancetta

SERVES: 8

PREP: 10 MINS

COOK: 8 MINS

Ingredients:

  • 150g diced pancetta
  • 1kg Brussels sprouts, trimmed
  • 25g butter

Method:

  1. Fry the pancetta for 5 mins till crispy, add the chestnuts.
  2. Blanch the brussels sprouts in boiling water for 3 mins, drain and plunge into running cold water, drain,  cover and chilll.
  3. To serve, pan-fry the pancetta and Brussels sprouts in the butter for a few mins, to warm through.

PER SERVING: 187 CALS, 11g FAT (4g SATURATED), 13g CARBs

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