Have you missed my food??
Tonights was delicious. Some of it was “ready made” (Gressingham duck breast in a Cantonese Style plum sauce = 334 calories).
Mashed swede and carrot = 43 calories
7g Butter in above = 1 calories
Brussels sprouts with onion, streaky dry cure bacon and onions = 125 calories
Recipe for the Brussels Sprouts: (Makes 3 portions)
Brussels Sprouts – 240g
Chestnuts, Whole, Roasted & Peeled, Vacuum Packed – 60g
Bacon, Streaky, Smoked, Drycure – 2 Rashers/30g
Onions, Brown – ½ Onion/50g
Oil, Olive – 1 Tsp/5ml
Peel and chop the onions. Use a small paring knife to trim off the base of the Brussel sprouts and peel back any tatty outer leaves. Leave smaller Brussels whole and halve the larger ones through the core so they hold together.. Roughly chop the chestnuts.
Put a large pan on a high heat. Slice the bacon into chunky strips then put in the pan with the olive oil; turn the heat down to medium. Once lightly golden, crumble in the chestnuts.
When the chestnuts and bacon start to turn deep golden, add the onions and turn the heat right down. Let everything cook slowly for half an hour or so.
Once that’s done, put the Brussels in a large pan over heat and pout over plenty of (boiling) water.
Boil for about 5 minutes, till just tender but still holding their texture. Taste to check; they should be slightly undercooked. Drain, then add them to the chestnut/bacon mix.
Serve these right away, or store somewhere cool. Reheat in the same pan and serve once piping hot.
Nutrition Data Per Serving (for the Brussels only!)
Calories (kcal) 125.0
Carbohydrate (g) 11.2
Fat (g) 5.6
Fibre (g) 4.6
Fruit & Veg 1.3
Protein (g) 5.3