Brussels With Fig And Turkey Bacon
3 tablespoons olive oil3 to 4 oz.
Applegate turkey bacon 1/2 pounds
Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved (quartered if large) through stem end (about 6 cups)
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt2 tablespoons fig jam
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
In a large frying pan, heat 1 Tbsp. oil over medium heat. Add turkey bacon and cook, stirring occasionally, until crisp, about 3 minutes. Raise heat to medium-high and add remaining 2 Tbsp. oil. Add Brussels sprouts, keeping them in a single layer as much as possible. (Having a few extra sprouts, as shown here, is fine, but if they are mounded in a pile, they will not brown or cook evenly. If necessary, use a larger pan, cook them in 2 batches or pull out extra for another use.) Stir in salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, until Brussels sprouts are tender and well browned, even charred in spots, about 10 minutes. If sprouts brown too quickly, lower heat to medium.
Add fig jam and 1 Tbsp. water; stir until jam melts and coats Brussels sprouts. Add turkey bacon and pepper and stir to combine. Taste and add additional salt or pepper if needed. Serve warm. Note: This recipe may also be followed as directed and baked in the oven on 350°for 30 minutes.