I'm not sure why brussel sprouts have such a bad rep. This recipe is the perfect balance of just a few ingredients that provide big flavors and textures: sweet-salt-sour-bitter along with crunchy and chewy--- yum
4 slices bacon
1 netted bag of fresh brussel sprouts
2 tablespoons honey
1 t. fresh lemon juice
¼ c. raisins
Chop bacon into ½ inch strips.
Cook over medium heat until crisp.
While the bacon is cooking, cut off the base of the sprouts and cut the sprouts into quarters.
When bacon is cooked, add sprouts.
Stir the sprouts into the bacon bits.
Continue to cook until sprouts are bright green and still slightly firm.
Add honey, lemon juice, and raisins.
Stir to blend and to warm raisins.
Recipe by Ohio State Beekeepers Association at http://www.ohiostatebeekeepers.org/2014/recipes/love-these-sprouts/