Jefferson Adams is a freelance writer living in San Francisco. His poems, essays and photographs have appeared in Antioch Review, Blue Mesa Review, CALIBAN, Hayden's Ferry Review, Huffington Post, the Mississippi Review, and Slate among others.
He is a member of both the National Writers Union, the International Federation of Journalists, and covers San Francisco Health News for Examiner.com.
The decadent, borderline sinful combination of bacon and blue cheese is one I use sparingly, but with the season of dinner parties upon us, I can’t think of a better reason to break it out. On another night, try dressing up the sprouts with for toasted walnuts, cranberries, maple syrup and a touch of balsamic; think savory dessert…
1 pound Brussels sprouts, halved or chopped
4-5 strips thick-cut bacon
1 tablespoon butter
1 small onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 ounce blue cheese crumbles
Salt and pepper to taste
Heat a large skillet over medium-high and cook bacon until crispy. Remove and let drain on a paper towel-lined plate.
Reserve less than 1 tablespoon of the fat from the pan and add butter. Sauté the onions for 2-3 minutes. Add the garlic and Brussels sprouts. Cook for 10-12 minutes, stirring occasionally, until sprouts are golden-brown.
Add the bacon and blue cheese and toss together. Season with salt and pepper if desired and serve immediately.