Passion for Pork

Recipe: Honey, Lemon and Bacon Brussels Sprouts

Dan Clapson - Thursday, February 27, 2014

Although not everyone’s favourite vegetable, I do have a soft spot for brussels sprouts. I’ll eat them just about any way…Finely chopped in a salad, fried and, of course roasted. If you or someone in your life is not crazy about these green little guys, there’s always one thing that can make them better: Bacon! The brightness of the lemon, sweetness of the honey and saltiness of the bacon makes this dish the perfect side for dinner this winter!

What you’ll need…

2 cloves garlic (minced)

1 lemon (zested and juiced)

2 tbsp liquid honey

1 tbsp camelina oil

2 tsp ground black pepper

1 tsp salt

1/2 tsp cayenne pepper

4 cups fresh brussels sprouts (trimmed and quartered)

4 strips double smoked, thick cut bacon (diced)


Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place the first 7 ingredients into a small bowl and whisk together. Put the chopped brussels sprouts and bacon into a separate bowl, pour mixture over top and toss until well-coated.

Place brussels sprout and bacon mixture into a large baking dish and let roast in the oven until sprouts are tender and have begun to carmelize, about 20 minutes.

Serve hot, straight out of the oven!

Serves 3-4

Total cook time…25 min