jacob eats local

Serves 6 to 8 as a side

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups fresh bread crumbs (though I found I needed far less)
  • 2 teaspoons thyme leaves
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil plus an extra glug or two for drizzling
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 pounds medium-sized brussels sprouts, washed and trimmed
  • Salt and pepper
  • 6 ounces pancetta in small dice (1 1/2 cups)
  • 3 tablespoons minced shallots
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 1/2 cups veal stock, rich chicken or vegetable broth, more if needed
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley

For directions and more delicious recipes visit: http://smittenkitchen.com/blog/2009/12/balsamic-braised-brussels-with-pancetta/