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Grilling: Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

I like to challenge myself to cook almost any recipe on the grill. So when I finally got around to making Kenji's brussels sprouts with bacon I've been lusting after for a year now, I thought I'd see what I could do over the flames.

Admittedly, this isn't the best suited recipe for the grill because of a few challenges. First, the sprouts won't cook completely through in the little amount of time they take to brown on the grill, which I solved by boiling them in water for 5 minutes. Second, the bacon needs to be cooked in a skillet, which can be done on the grill, but it's not really "grilling."

Nevertheless the recipe turned out excellent. I added some shallots along with the bacon which added a nice sweetness that contrasted with the crispy, bitter sprouts. Of course, the bacon did wonders to make the brussels sprouts a vegetable almost anyone would want, proven by how fast they disappeared at dinner. Seconds weren't even an option.

About the author: Joshua Bousel brings you new, tasty condiment each Wednesday and a recipe for weekend grilling every Friday. He also writes about grilling and barbecue on his blog The Meatwave whenever he can be pulled away from his grill.

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