Brussel Sprouts with Pancetta

Serves: 4 Cook Time: 17 minutes

1 pound fresh Brussels sprouts, trimmed
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 ounces paper-thin slices pancetta, coarsely chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
3/4 cup low-salt chicken broth

  1. Partially cook the Brussel sprouts in a large pot of boiling salted water, about 4 minutes.  Drain.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a heavy large skillet over medium heat.  Add pancetta and Saute until beginning to crisp, about 3 minutes.  Add the garlic and saute until pale golden, about 2 minutes.  Add the Brussel sprouts to the same skillet and saute until heated though and beginning to brown, about 5 minutes.
  3. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.  add the broth and simmer until the broth reduces just enough to coat the Brussels sprouts, about 3 minutes.  Serve.

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