I took this idea for Brussel Sprouts from Open Source Food. I couldn't find the original post on that site, so this is an approximation, I know the original recipe also included peas, which I deleted. I found it to be a delicious winter vegetable dish.
1 pound brussel sprouts, trimmed and blanched
2 Tablespoons of butter
1/4 cup diced ham
1/2 cup sliced carrots
1/4 cup sliced shallot
salt and pepper
Saute the ham, carrot slices, and shallot over medium heat until the vegetables are browned and caramelised, about 5 minutes.
Add the brussel sprouts and lower the heat, continue cooking until the brussel sprouts are tender.
Season, taste and serve.
Open Source Food is group of food bloggers that I belong to, and if you love beautiful food you must visit it. A truly international group of bloggers. There are lots of Asians, with stunning photographs and recipes. Many Spanish, Eastern Europeans, and Americans are also represented.