Sunkist Mandarin Maple-Glazed Brussels Sprouts

March 25, 2020
Maple Bacon + Orange Juice Glazed Brussels Sprouts - A Recipe by JC Phelps of JCP Eats, a Kentucky-based Food, Travel, and Lifestyle Blog

Hey, y’all!

As we are all quarantined and social distancing, I know that many (including myself even!) are spending more time in the kitchen. As such, I wanted to provide you with a quick recipe that has turned into one of my favorites: my Sunkist Mandarin Maple-Glazed Brussels Sprouts.

It’s the perfect side dish — or, if you’re like me, you’ll want to eat a majority of the pan as your entree.

I won’t judge you either way, y’all!

The key to these Brussels sprouts? The balance of flavors. Maple syrup, bacon, and shallot = a divine trio, while the star ingredient that brings it all together – Sunkist Delite® Mandarins – heightens the recipe with citrus notes. You’ll never make Brussels sprouts the same way again!

I’ve featured Sunkist Delite® Mandarins in a recipe before here on the blog; they are a staple in my home.

Sunkist is a citrus cooperative that has been supporting California growers for over 125 years; their products are high-quality, can be found at your local Kroger, are incredibly sweet, and are extremely versatile.

Sunkist Mandarin Maple-Glazed Brussels Sprouts

Ingredients: 

2 lbs. Brussels sprouts, halved and trimmed

3-4 Sunkist Delite® Mandarins, juiced and zested

1 shallot, diced

8 slices of bacon, chopped

6 tbsp. pure maple syrup

2 tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Kosher salt, to taste

Black pepper, to taste

Directions:

  1. Wash Brussels sprouts, cut in half, and trim as needed.
  2. Cook bacon in a skillet or in the oven (I prefer to cook it in the oven); allow to cool and chop.
  3. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add extra virgin olive oil and the Brussels sprouts. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Add shallot and cook simultaneously. 
  4. After cooking for 5-10 minutes (until the sprouts are starting to brown), add Sunkist Delite® Mandarin juice and continue to cook until the sprouts are fully tender (5 minutes or less). 
  5. Add chopped bacon and maple syrup, evenly distributing over the sprouts. Cook for an additional 60-90 seconds. 
  6. Serve and enjoy!

Maple Bacon + Orange Juice Glazed Brussels Sprouts - A Recipe by JC Phelps of JCP Eats, a Kentucky-based Food, Travel, and Lifestyle Blog

As always: Happy Eating, Happy Traveling, Happy Living – and in this case, Happy Social Distancing!

Y’all come back now, ya hear?

My best,

JC

FTC: This post is not sponsored.

 

 

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