This is modern, 21st century approach to cook an old-fashioned vegetable. Brussels sprouts are delicious when they are cooked perfectly, packed with texture. And the flavor is extraordinary. This dish is great for your Christmas dinner. Take 500 g of fresh Brussels sprouts and remove the outer leaves and bottom, then, cut in halves. Then, blanch the sprouts in salty boiling water for 3 minutes.
Next, take 300 g of pancetta. Remove the skin and cut into small chunks. Pancetta is Italian bacon and it gives lovely taste to dishes. Then, heat the pan, drizzle 1 tablespoon of olive oil and add your pancetta. Add some salt and pepper.
When pancetta starts melting, drain your Brussels sprouts and add into the pan.
Then, take a handful of chestnuts and cut them. Sprinkle your chestnuts into the pan with Brussels sprouts.
Next, grate lemon zest over the sprouts. That adds richness to this dish. Then, just squeeze lemon juice over the sprouts.
To serve, put your amazing Christmas dish on the nice plate. If you still do not know what to cook for Christmas – take a look at this recipe by Gordon Ramsay.