Monday, January 23, 2012

Brussels Sprouts Hash

Bev likes to watch the Today Show and especially the cooking segments, often saving the recipes and recently, she liked the hash part of this recipe:  Filet mignon with sweet potato and brussels sprout hash and fine herb yogurt by Chef Eric Gabrynowicz - click the link to see what he did with it.

We like Brussels sprouts steamed, then sautéed in a garlic, lemon, butter sauce and topped with crispy bacon and parmesan cheese and we had some leftover Alfredo sauce (garlic, butter, and parmesan), so this was our hash recipe:

1 large sweet potato, sliced in ½“ pieces, steamed to almost done, then ½” dice
1 lb brussels sprouts, trimmed and sliced thinly lengthwise
3 slices crispy fried smoked bacon, diced, Benton’s of course
Almost ½ cup alfredo sauce from ravioli night
2 wedges juicy lemon, squeezed, or to taste

Preheat pan, add 2 tbsp olive oil, and diced sweet potato. 

When potatoes have browned for a few minutes, add the sprouts and bacon and cook until they’ve browned a little. 

Then add the Alfredo and lemon juice and continue cooking to desired level of doneness for the sprouts.

We served this with some smoked bone-in chicken breasts from BBQ day, which were nuked for 1 ½ minutes and put under the broiler skin side up until crisp – 7-8 minutes.

Bev’s comment – “Wow darlin, that was a five star meal.”  I love to please my honey and this may become the new brussels sprout dish.  I have no idea how the recipe would be as written, but it will have to go a long way to beat this and trust me, as weird as it sounds, brussels sprouts and sweet potatoes are very complimentary to one another.

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Have a great day and thanks for stopping by Almost Heaven South.

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  1. We had brussels sprouts in a restaurant last week and I really must try to make them more. I really like this combination. Even if you didn't have the Alfredo, the sweet potato, bacon, lemon combo sounds really good. Thanks for the idea Larry and Bev.

  2. I'm not a Brussels sprouts fan, but dang, that looks really really good!!!

  3. I think the combo of brussels sprouts and sweet potatoes sounds divine.

  4. I wouldn't have thought of this combination on my own, but it looks absolutely delicious.

  5. Well---who would have 'thunk' it?????? Sweet potatoes and brussel sprouts together???? I never ever would have thought about putting them together... BUT--that meal sounds delicious... YUM.. Thanks for the recipe.

  6. My mom boiled brussel sprouts when I was a kid and I hated them. I really need to give them a second chance - this recipe looks very delicious!

  7. Larry, That is a very interesting combination of flavors and of course, adding bacon is always a positive! Great looking meal! Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

  8. We love Brussels sprouts and I'm always looking for new ways to get my husband to eat more sweet potatoes and squash. This sounds great!

  9. I avidly study the cooking part of Saturday's Wall Street Journal every week. You can find great ideas in unexpected places!

  10. This looks like a fantastic recipe, Larry. I never would have thought to combine sweet potato and the sprouts but it does look delicious.

  11. Sounds pretty good Larry - sure is good lookin'!

  12. That is a strange flavor combination, you're right. But it obviously works.

    You've got me craving smoked chicken for this weekend.


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