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Brussel Sprouts w/pancetta recipe - which is the quickest & easiest?

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OhCobblers Tue 21-Dec-10 19:39:56

i thought i'd seen a Heston Blumenthal (sp?) one but can't find it on the Waitrose site now.

needs to be very quick on Xmas day itself so any veterans out there that can help?

thanks smile

HobnobHeaven Tue 21-Dec-10 21:42:23

Ooh - my mum does one of these. Slice the sprouts, buy cubed pancetta, chuck the lot in a wok with some butter and pan fry for a few mins. Lovely...

tulpe Tue 21-Dec-10 21:51:50

I do a very quick recipe which is an approximate version of Nigella's.

Prep and steam sprouts in usual manner.
Pan fyry chopped shallots, pancetta, add hefty glug of Marsala and allow to become syrupy (takes 2 mins tops). Add sprouts and stir thoroughly. Serve.

You can buy frozen, ready sliced shallots in Waitrose.

OhCobblers Tue 21-Dec-10 22:03:05

thank you
HobnobHeaven do i need to par boil the sprouts first?

HobnobHeaven Tue 21-Dec-10 22:19:38

We don't, no. DH is very fussy about his al dente veg after years of over-boiled everything. Just a chunky dollop of butter, maybe a bit of black pepper. And if you can do that one-handed flip thing with the wok instead of turning the sprouts, you can impress everyone!

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