Caramelized Shallots and Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta

  • CMLucas Posted: 01/25/11
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    Delicious. I used bacon instead of the pancetta but otherwise followed the recipe. I will definitely make this again. This is my go to recipe for brussel sprouts.

  • TsKitchen Posted: 11/11/08
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    love them. A tad bit sweet from the br. sugar and vermouth but that's not a bad thing. Didn't have pancetta so I used smoked applewood bacon and it was delicious

  • Thymekeeper Posted: 11/25/10
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    After reading all the great reviews on this recipe, I was underwhelmed in its outcome for Thanksgiving yesterday. The brussels sprouts did not caramelized, and the flavor, although it was okay, it just lacked the oomph I was hoping for. There is plenty of leftover, as no one else was wowed by it either.

  • YooperDave Posted: 12/20/08
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    This was a great recipe. Even enjoyed by my picky eater that cringed at the thought of eating brussel sprouts, much less anything else green!

  • BriannaV Posted: 11/23/08
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    My toddlers ate it ALL up! If you want a great way to introduce your family to brussel sprouts... this is it! I actually didn't add the pancetta, since we don't eat pork, and it was still a 5 star recipe!

  • Kate09 Posted: 03/08/09
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    A great way to serve brussel sprouts. I used white wine instead of vermouth. It's also perfect without the pancetta for the vegetarians out there.

  • Shawnee Posted: 01/20/09
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    This was such a delicious recipe. I have made this several times since I first found it since it was such a huge hit. My mom doesn't even like brussels sprouts and LOVED these. She keeps asking me to send her the recipe. I will definitely continue to make this recipe as it is definitely a dish that doesn't taste like it is light.

  • reubli Posted: 02/22/09
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    My kids are still not sold on brussel sprouts, but my husband and I couldn't stop eating these. The sweetness of the sugar sauce really tempers the sprouts natural bitterness. We had this with herb-roasted pork and steamed veggies. I've added it to our "definitely make-again" list.

  • MerBear22 Posted: 03/07/09
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    I made this for a dinner date who had never had brussel sprouts. I cut all ingredients in half except for the sugar/vermouth mixture, and it turned out very well. This has a great balance of savory and just a touch of sweet.

  • KKonrad Posted: 11/22/09
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    My partner hates cabbage and cabbage related vegetables, but he loved these! I used sweet red vermouth, which I always have on hand for Manhattans, it adds an extra note of sweetness.

  • ekvalencia Posted: 01/05/12
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    Everyone in my family loves this recipe, from my carnivore husband to my skeptical (about veggies) 7 year old. I love it because it is easy to make... just some chopping and pop it in the oven. I don't know about "worthy of a special occasion" though, its more homey, good for a chilly week night.

  • toshaniznik Posted: 12/24/11
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    I never knew I liked brussel sprouts until I had this!

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