1 lb quartered Brussels sprouts, parboiled
2 strips thick cut bacon, cooked and chopped
1 onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon yellow mustard seed
freshly ground black pepper
Heat a bit of oil or bacon fat in a large skillet. Saute the onion, garlic and mustard seed until the onions are softened and translucent. Add the Brussels sprouts and saute until soft and the cut sides are slightly browned. Sprinkle with bacon, salt and pepper.
I love mustard seeds! I always have a ton of them on hand because I like to be able to make pickles at the drop of a hat but they are great in other dishes as well. I like how they pop in your mouth and give dish a dash of mustard-y flavor without having to make a dressing. They stand up to robust tasting ingredients like Brussels sprouts and bacon; a rare quality in a spice unless you really pile it on. The perfect quick and easy side dish for a holiday or every day meal.