FOOD + ENTERTAINING SMOKY BRUSSELS SPROUTS 1½ pounds Brussels sprouts 8 ounces thick-cut bacon, pancetta or uncured ham 3 tablespoons olive oil 2 teaspoons sea salt 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper ¾ cup chicken stock ½ cup unsalted butter 1 tablespoon chopped sage Cut bacon into ½ inch slices or cubes. Sauté over medium heat 3 to 4 minutes or until fully cooked. Reserve. To cook Brussels sprouts, preheat oven to 350°F. Trim ends of Brussels sprouts and cut each in half.