Oven-baked Brussels Sprouts & Bacon

INGREDIENTS

  • 600 grams Brussels sprouts, washed and dried
  • 120 g bacon, diced
  • 1/4 cup Tasmanian extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed or finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic glaze or more to serve

    METHOD

    1. Preheat the oven to 220°C. Line a large baking pan with grease proof paper. Set aside.
    2. Trim the ends of the sprouts and cut in half lengthwise.
    3. Arrange brussels sprouts, any loose leaves, bacon and garlic on the pan. Drizzle with olive oil. Season with salt and pepper.
    4. Toss well and spread mixture out in a single layer.
    5. Roast sprouts for 25-30 minutes; turning once through cooking, until tender with charred edges. The bacon will be cooked and crispy.
    6. Enjoy straightaway.