Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad with Bourbon-Cane Vinaigrette and Bacon

Bourbon-Cane Vinaigrette and Bacon combine to add a salty-sweet pop to this Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad. 

Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad with Bourbon-Cane Vinaigrette and Bacon
Yields: 4-6 servings
 
Ingredients
  • 1½ tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 4 tablespoons Steen’s Cane Syrup, divided
  • 1½ cups walnuts
  • 2½ tablespoons bourbon, divided
  • 1 pound thick-cut bacon, chopped
  • ¼ cup cane vinegar
  • ⅛ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 pound Brussels sprouts, pulsed in a food processor
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
  2. In a small saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Whisk in brown sugar and 3 tablespoons cane syrup; bring to a boil. Remove from heat; stir in walnuts and 1½ tablespoons bourbon. Transfer to prepared pan.
  3. Bake for 10 minutes. Let cool completely. Break into pieces, or roughly chop. Set aside.
  4. In a large sauté pan, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon using a slotted spoon, and let drain on paper towels, reserving ¼ cup drippings.
  5. In a medium bowl, whisk together reserved ¼ cup drippings, vinegar, salt, pepper, remaining 1 tablespoon cane syrup, and remaining 1 tablespoon bourbon.
  6. In a large bowl, combine Brussels sprouts, bacon, walnut mixture, and dressing. Serve immediately.

 

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