I’ve finally found a way to prepare Brussels sprouts that I really like. I think the key was to cook them in the microwave instead of steaming or boiling them. They came out so mild…….not bitter, or chemical tasting at all! And the Boursin soft cheese gave them a nice flavor layer to complement the bacon topper. In my grocery store, the Boursin is usually near the deli with the other specialty cheeses. You’re talkin’ to a Brussels sprouts hater here, so all you sprouts haters be sure to try these sometime. You’ll be amazed how much milder they are than steamed or boiled sprouts. And the green color is preserved cooking them in the microwave!
10 fresh Brussels sprouts (cut larger ones in half)
3-4 T. water
Dash each salt and black pepper
2 T. Boursin “Garlic Herb and Chive” soft cheese (more if you like)
3 thick slices bacon, chopped 1″ and browned
DIRECTIONS: Cut tiny bit off sprouts stems. Cut larger sprouts in half lengthwise. Place them in a ceramic or glass dish. Add the water and microwave for 2 minutes, stir and microwave 2 more minutes. While they are cooking, brown the bacon in a skillet and drain on paper toweling. Remove sprouts from microwave and stir the Boursin cheese gently into the sprouts to melt. Don’t be too rough here or the sprouts may fall apart on you. Top with bacon crisps and serve.
NUTRITIONAL INFO: Makes 2 servings, each contains:
221 cals, 18.3g fat, 9.05g carbs, 3.6g fiber, 5.45g NET CARBS, 13.2g protein, 321 mg sodium