Brussels Sprouts with Honey Glazed Ham may seem like a complicated dish. However, it isn't at all.
I recently bought some slices of a very nice smoked deer ham at a farmer. Therefore, I was thinking how could I upgrade it to the next level. I reminded myself of a very nice recipe, ideal for an easy week dinner, snack or lunch. I decided to combine it with Brussels sprouts. The best way of how to prepare the sprouts is blanching.
The combination of honey, ham and sprouts is just magical. Inspired by my favourite Czech writer once again!
Total Time: 30 minutes
350g of Brussels sprouts, washed
150g smoked ham, sliced
2 tablespoons of honey
1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon of butter
A pinch of ground nutmeg
Sea salt and black ground pepper
Cook the Brussels Sprouts in salted hot boiling water for around 5-10 minutes. Depends on their size, I like them crunchy, not too soft, not too tough. Taste and taste. Then, place them quickly in ice-cold water and set aside. Cut them in half.
Sprinkle 1 side of each slice of ham with honey and bake it in a hot non sticking frying pan on high heat.
Firstly, place ham on the honey glaze and after 1 minute turn it to the other side. Set aside.
Melt the butter in the same frying pan and bake the sprouts until they are nicely golden. Stir in 1 tablespoon of honey, balsamic vinegar, a pinch of nutmeg and season with salt and pepper. Stir gently until it caramelizes.
Makes 2 serves.