Bacon-sauteed brussels sprouts

Serves 8-10

3 tbsp olive oil

200g back bacon, chopped

1 red onion, sliced

600g brussels sprouts, blanched & halved 100g pecan nuts, roughly chopped 40g dried cranberries 100g blue cheese, crumbled Salt & white pepper to taste

1. Heat oil in a pan and fry bacon for 10 minutes until golden and crispy.

2. Add onion and fry until soft, then add sprouts, nuts and cranberries. Season with a little salt and white pepper. Cook on medium-high heat for about 5 minutes until the sprouts are golden.

3. To serve: Transfer to a serving bowl; top with blue cheese and serve warm.

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