And, enter brussel sprouts. We ordered their Fried Brussels Sprouts with pancetta, asian pear, parsley lemon and chili, and we were all raving about this dish a few days later. So the other night, I decided to try it with a healthy twist - sans fried and subbing bacon for soy bacon.
Side Dish - Serving Size: 4
1 bushel of brussel sprouts - about 15-20 brussel sprouts
1 asian pear
3 slices Smart Bacon
1 tbsp olive oil
1/2 a lemon, hand squeezed
1 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
Rinse and peel brussel sprouts as necessary. I peeled off a few of the outer leaves that were slightly damaged. Next cut off the stem of the sprout and then cut it in half. Place halves in a large skillet and add 1 tbsp of olive oil, salt, pepper and chili powder. Heat over medium-high heat and stir frequently. Rinse and peel asian pear and chop into cubes. Add pear to skillet and squeeze half a lemon over the pan. Stir.
In a separate pan, add 1 tsp olive oil and cook smart bacon until crispy (about 5 minutes, flipping halfway through).
Tear bacon into small pieces, add to brussel sprouts and pears and serve.