Brussels Sprouts with Brown Sugar

26 11 2009

1 lb Brussels sprouts, halved
1 tbsp evoo
4 cloves of garlic, crushed and chopped
1/2 lemon, juiced
1 tsp red pepper flakes
2 tsp salt
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
2 tbsp brown sugar
2 slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled

Steam sprouts over boiling water until tender, about 1-15 minutes.  Heat oil and garlic over medium-high heat until they smell good.  but don’t burn.  add sprouts, lemon juice, pepper flakes and salt, stirring until they begin to brown, about 5 minutes.  add bacon crumbles.  add balsamic vinegar and brown sugar, stiring for 1 minute and then remove from heat and serve immediately.