Salt Creek Grille: Reservations, Pairings, and One Fine Recipe

Honey caramelized brussels sprouts with ham


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Recipe: Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Caramelized Shallots, Bacon, and Hazelnuts

If you’re prepping a side, wow your family and friends with this twist on a classic Thanksgiving side dish, by Salt Creek Grille – Princeton Executive Chef Wally Weaver.

Recipe yields ten 5 oz portions

Salt Creek Grille, Princeton, Jersey BitesIngredients

  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 6 cups Brussels sprouts, cleaned, blanched, halved and then roasted in a 350°F oven until caramelization is visible
  • 4 shallots, julienned and caramelized
  • 2 lbs cooked bacon, cut crosswise, about ⅛ inch thick, (save the fat)
  • ½ cup hazelnuts (or filberts), skinless, toasted in the oven and cut in half
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. In a deep, heavy-bottomed saucepan, add 4 oz of bacon fat and 2 oz of butter.
  2. After the butter melts, add all the ingredients to the pan and stir in to mix.
  3. Saute for 7 minutes, stirring occasionally while the flavors blend together.
  4. Taste for seasoning and if necessary, season with salt and pepper.

Recommendations from Wine Expert Hugh Preece

Salt Creek Grille, Princeton, Jersey Bites
Wine recommendations from Hugh Preece

Gorghi Tondi Nero D’Avola ‘Palmarés’ extra dry sparkling rosé, from Sicily. Aromas are fresh and delicate, like small fruits of the forest and freshly picked wild strawberries. Palate is intriguing, lively, and well balanced, with pleasing acidity and softness. This is perfect for kicking off the holidays!

Pico Maccario ‘Lavignone’ Barbera d’Asti, from Piedmont, Italy. Playful aromas of wild strawberry, watermelon, cranberry, fresh-cut grass, and river stone meet nose and palate. A refreshing but modest, backbone of acidity supports a round mouth-feel and velvety texture. The dry and balanced finish leaves the palate feeling clean and refreshed.

Botromagno Montepulciano/Nero di Troia blend ‘Rosé di Lulu,’ from Puglia. Highly aromatic, this rosato builds a robust red berry and cherry profile. Expect more of a commanding structure and defined textural elements on the palate.

Salt Creek Grille – Princeton
Forrestal Village
1 Rockingham Row
Princeton, NJ