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Carla Hall's Brussels Sprouts with Dried Figs and Pancetta

Holiday Brussels Sprouts Dried Figs Pancetta Carla Hall
Brussels Sprouts Salad
skill level
Easy
time
30-60min
servings
8
cost
$
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This seasonal side will take you on a flavor ride. The sweetness of the figs and balsamic hit you first, followed by the saltiness of the pancetta.
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ingredients
  • 8 ounces Pancetta (small dice)
  • 2 pounds Brussels Sprouts (stems trimmed)
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped Onion
  • 2 cups Dried Figs
  • Salt and freshly ground Black Pepper
  • 4 teaspoons Balsamic Vinegar (or more to taste)
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  • 1
    8 ounces Pancetta (small dice)
    1/4 cup finely chopped Onion
    Put a large skillet over medium heat and add oil, then the pancetta. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes. Add the onion and cook until the onion begins to color and the pancetta is medium-crisp.
  • 2
    2 pounds Brussels Sprouts (stems trimmed)
    2 cups Dried Figs
    Salt and freshly ground Black Pepper
    Meanwhile, slice the sprouts as thinly as possible. Add sprouts, figs and 1/4 cup water to pan. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. 
  • 3
     
    Turn heat to medium, and cook, undisturbed, until sprouts and figs are nearly tender—adding more water as needed until tenderness is achieved—about 5 to 10 minutes. 
  • 4
    4 teaspoons Balsamic Vinegar (or more to taste)
    Turn heat to medium-high and cook, stirring occasionally, until any remaining water evaporates, another 5 to 10 minutes. Add vinegar, and adjust seasoning. Serve.
 
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