We visited my brother Dwayne’s house for Christmas. While there, my lovely niece, Rebecca, and her good friend, Shelby, whipped up a Brussel sprouts side dish that hit the spot. I didn’t get Becky’s recipe, but I did copy and steal where I could on the internet, and came up with this. And it turned out to be VERY VERY good!
1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 pound Brussel sprouts — trimmed and cut in half lengthwise
3 Tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon olive oil
Old Bay Seasoning
Parmesan or Cotija cheese, grated
Bacon bits (I used packaged bacon bits — you may prefer to fry up a few slices of bacon.)
Season shrimp with Old Bay and set aside.
Place butter and oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add Brussel sprouts and stir to coat. Add salt, pepper, garlic and onion powders. Stir well.
Adjust heat to a medium low setting and allow sprouts to cook. Stir now and then. When they begin to brown after about 7-10 minutes, add the shrimp to the pan. Add an additional pat of butter and toss well.
Continue to stir and cook until shrimp are done (3-7 minutes depending on the size of the shrimp and the heat of the pan).
Add the bacon and toss well.
Serve up with a sprinkling of Cotija or Parmesan and a good dose of Sriracha sauce.