Your Holiday table won't be complete without this festive side dish! A traditional side dish, Brussels Sprouts, is brought to life with bacon, blue cheese, cranberries, and a splash of citrus.
1 lb. brussels sprouts trimmed and cut in half, 6 slices bacon, 1/3 c. dried cranberries roughly chopped, 1/3 c. crumbled Litehouse Artisan Reserve Center Cut Blue Cheese, Juice and zest of 1 orange, salt and pepper,
Bring a pot of water to a boil and salt slightly. Add the brussels sprouts and cook 2-3 minutes. Remove sprouts from pot and place on a clean kitchen towel to dry. Meanwhile cook the bacon off in a pan. Remove bacon, set aside and crumble. Remove all bacon grease from the pan except for 1-2 Tbsp. Make sure brussel sprouts a VERY dry, patting with a towel if neccessary, and add them to the hot bacon grease. Add a pinch of both salt and pepper and cook until sprouts are browned on the edges. Remove from the heat. Stir in the cranberries, zest, and orange juice. Pour into a serving dish and top with blue cheese.