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Dinner Tonight: Braised Brussels Sprouts with Bacon, Golden Raisins and Pasta

[Photograph: Nick Kindelsperger]

We all know brussels sprouts and bacon love each other—that's just a fact. But who knew raisins should tag along with these two? This may sound like a chaotic dish but it's actually perfectly balanced. The raisins hit the high sweet notes, the brussels sprouts the bitter middle, while the bacon adds a pleasing savory bass.

I suppose by now everyone has heard that brussels sprouts are actually tasty. Sautéing them in bacon fat works wonders, along with a final braising with the raisins to soak up all the flavor. All thanks goes to the food website Blue Kitchen, known for its simple but delicious recipes.

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