- 3 slices bacon, chopped
- 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 medium shallot, chopped
- 1 1/2 pounds Brussels sprouts, trimmed, small sprouts left whole, larger sprouts halved
- Salt and pepper, to your taste
- 1 cup chicken broth
"Brussels Sprouts were first grown in quantity around Brussels, Belgium, hence the name.
They may have been been grown there as early as the 12th century, other sources say the first recorded description of Brussels sprouts dates to 1587 by Dutch botanist Rembertus Dodonaeus. Many sources say they were known in ancient Rome."