INGREDIENTS: (Serves 6)
- 6-8 Slices thick bacon
- 1/4 C dark brown sugar
- 1/2 C Sake
- 1/2 C Mirin (sweet rice wine)
- 1/2 C sugar
- 2 T miso paste
- 3 –8 oz. bags baby brussel spouts, cut off root end and cut in half
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Dip the bacon in brown sugar. Place bacon in pan and bake for about 20 minutes, until nice and browned. When cooled, cut into large pieces, set aside.
Combine sake, mirin, and sugar in a pan and bring to a boil to burn off alcohol (lower heat and simmer about 5 minutes). Add miso paste and blend with a whisk in the pot until well blended.
Quickly fry sprouts in a fryer at 375 degrees (if possible, use frying thermometer to get to correct temperature). Transfer to sauce pan and add candied bacon and miso sauce. Saute until sprouts are caramelized.