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Brussel Sprouts with Crispy Lamb Belly

This is a sophisticated and delicious dish that will impress all of your guests. The best part is that you can cure the...
Brussel Sprouts with Crispy Lamb Belly

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This is a sophisticated and delicious dish that will impress all of your guests. The best part is that you can cure the lamb belly days in advance. When you begin to brine your turkey a few days before the big event cure your lamb as well. Your guests will appreciate a well thought out lunch option.

Ingredients

For the brussel sprouts with crispy lamb belly:

  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 200 Grams cured lamb belly, sliced thin ½ inch pieces (recipe below)
  • 1 Pound brussel sprouts, cored and leaves separated
  • Zest and juice of one lemon, divided
  • Salt, to taste
  • Cracked black pepper, to taste

For the cured lamb belly:

  • 1 1/2 Tablespoon fennel pollen
  • 3/4 Teaspoons black peppercorns
  • 3/4 Teaspoons freshly grated nutmeg
  • 2/4 Teaspoons crushed red pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons rosemary, very finely chopped
  • 2 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 Cup kosher salt
  • 1/8 Cup maple sugar
  • 500 Grams lamb belly

Directions

For the brussel sprouts with crispy lamb belly:

Add oil to pan and sauté lamb belly till browned. Then add Brussel sprouts to lamb belly and fry till crispy. Add lemon zest and season with salt and black pepper. Finish with a drizzle of lemon juice for a touch of acidity.

For the cured lamb belly:

Mix all ingredients and cover lamb belly. Place into shallow container and cover. Place in fridge for 2 days. Rinse off spice mixture and pat dry. Use as needed. You can save left over belly in refrigerator for future use up to two weeks.   

 

Nutritional Facts
Servings4
Calories Per Serving1252
Total Fat125g100%
Sugar7gN/A
Saturated63g100%
Cholesterol135mg45%
Protein16g31%
Carbs19g6%
Vitamin A50µg6%
Vitamin B122µg31%
Vitamin B60.5mg25.5%
Vitamin C106mg100%
Vitamin E2mg8%
Vitamin K206µg100%
Calcium130mg13%
Fiber6g25%
Folate (food)73µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)73µg18%
Iron4mg20%
Magnesium54mg13%
Monounsaturated52gN/A
Niacin (B3)4mg21%
Phosphorus224mg32%
Polyunsaturated6gN/A
Potassium749mg21%
Riboflavin (B2)0.3mg18.2%
Sodium741mg31%
Sugars, added4gN/A
Thiamin (B1)0.3mg18.8%
Zinc3mg18%