Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Brussels Sprouts with Tempeh Bacon

Brussels Sprouts are a very good source of many essential vitamins, fiber and folate. They are especially high in Vitamin C.  C'mon .....  give them a chance.

Brussels Sprouts with Tempeh Bits

1            bag Brussels sprouts (trim leaves and halve)
3            slices Tempeh Bacon, cut into large or small bits
3            tablespoons soy butter
1            large shallot, sliced
2            garlic cloves, minced
2            teaspoons lemon juice
1/2         teaspoon salt
¼           teaspoon ground black pepper

Fry Tempeh bacon bits, and set aside.

Bring a medium pot of water to a boil and add the Brussels sprouts. Cook until crisp tender, about 5 minutes.  Drain.

In large sauce pan, melt soy butter.  Add the shallots and garlic, cook for 1 minute. Add the sprouts in 1 layer and cook until golden brown, about 5 minutes.  Add fried Tempeh bits, lemon juice, salt and pepper.

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