Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon
“The easiest Brussels Sprouts recipe for the holidays! Roasted Brussels Sprouts need little amount of prep work, ingredients and cooking time to make them absolutely incredible.” – Karina
- 1 1/2 pounds Brussels sprouts washed and dried
- 4 ounces (120 g) diced bacon or pancetta
- 1/4 cup good olive oil
- 4 cloves garlic crushed or finely chopped
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper
- 2 tablespoons balsamic glaze or more to serve
Preheat the oven to 425°F (220°C). Lightly grease a large baking pan with nonstick cooking oil spray or a light coating of oil. Set aside.
Trim the ends of sprouts and cut in half lengthwise.
Arrange brussels sprouts, any loose leaves, bacon and garlic on the pan. Drizzle with olive oil. Season with salt and pepper. Toss well and spread mixture out in a single layer.
Roast sprouts, turning once through cooking, until tender with charred edges. The bacon will be cooked and crispy (about for 25-30 minutes).
Toss with the balsamic vinegar. Adjust taste with extra salt and pepper, if needed. Serve immediately.
- © Photo and Recipe courtesy of Karina at Cafe Delites
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Aureo Cabernet Sauvignon
Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina
BOLD WINE STYLE
All Finca Buenaventura wines come from their single vineyard, each one has a special treatment in the vineyard to achieve a different result. Each has its own identity. Each wine is the best expression of each type of soil in the of land. Each small micro terroir is different: stony, alluvial, sandy, mixed, volcanic terraces, and limestone spots. All are irrigated by defrosted water from the Andes Mountains, giving amazing mineral notes to the wine. This blessed spot in Uco Valley has 300 sunny days per year with very high temperatures during the day and very cold temperatures at night. The common thread between all of the wines is the consistent warmth, the cool nights, and the long growing season. Most of Finca Buenaventura’s wines are weighty and bold in structure, while also having floral nuances. Their wines are vibrant and exuberant on their own, and do not need cosmetic, excessive oak to mask the fruit.
The ripeness of the fruit is the most outstanding quality of this wine. The nose highlights intense red fruit aromas of raspberries, cherries, pepper and vanilla. The flavor ends sweet in the mouth with flavors of jam.
Varietal: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Analysis: 13.9% alcohol / volume
Acidity: 5.4 g/L
Residual Sugar: 2.8 g/L
Aging: French & American Oak
Harvested: Middle of April
Altitude: 3680 feet
Winemaker: Sergio Giménez
“Located at the foot of the Andes Mountains in the best sub-zone of Mendoza, Uco Valley, we named our winery for life’s Great Adventure. Our wines are unique as a result of growing grapes that drink pristine snowmelt and sun bathe under the blue sky at high altitude. Our estate Cabernet Sauvignon is a taste of this magical place. We made this wine to share with you, as you create your own journey.” – Winemaker, Sergio Giménez
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