NudeDudeFood: Making Thanksgiving Sides Sexy Again

The NudeDudeFood guys Seth and Ryan share 5 of their favorite, easy Thanksgiving side dishes to prepare for the holidays. 

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Crispy Brussel Sprouts

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Brussels sprouts (trimmed and sliced in half)
  • 4 oz pancetta
  • 1 cup ponzu sauce
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Toasted panko breadcrumbs
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

1

Trim brussels sprouts

2

Roast in the oven for 30 minutes

3

Add brussels sprouts to skillet with pancetta and ponzu sauce for 5 to 7 minutes

4

Toss until golden brown

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Poached Pears

Ingredients

  • 8 Bosc pears, skinned and left whole
  • 1 bottle dry white wine
  • 3 cups simple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons roughly chopped fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 8-10 dried hibiscus flowers
  • Mint leaves for garnish

Directions

1
  1. Skin pears and and add white wine, simple syrup, ginger and hibiscus flowers to pot
2
  1. Add ginger, allspice and salt
3
  1. Simmer for 15 to 20 minutes until pears are tender
4
  1. Remove pears to plate and garnish with fresh mint