When I was a kid, I was deprived brussels spouts. My dad hated, hated, absolutely loathed brussels sprouts. He would talk about how when he was a kid, he was forced to eat those nasty things and since he did the cooking in our house... HE WASN'T MAKING BRUSSELS SPROUTS. Kinda like how I hate peas and never make them because... "Damn it! I do the cooking in this house and I AM NOT MAKING THOSE LITTLE NASTY MOUTH GRENADES!"
So I never really ate brussels sprouts until I was an adult and I love, love, absolutely adore brussels spouts. Come to find out after my dad remarried and his wife made him brussels sprouts, he likes them too.
sauteed shredded brussels sprouts with ham and toasted pecans: bon appetit november 2010
*The recipe says serves 10. HA! We had 5 people eat all of this at one sitting. We love our sprouts. Also, the recipe originally calls for 2/3 cup of chicken stock but I replaced 1/3 of the stock with a 1/3 cup of Sauvignon Blanc. After tasting the original recipe I felt that the sprouts needed a little more acidity so I splashed some rice wine vinegar before serving. And one other note I think that some dried cranberries might be nice addition.
2 pounds brussels sprouts
2 tablespoons (1/4 stick) butter
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 1/4-inch-thick slices smoked ham (about 6 ounces), coarsely chopped
1 large garlic clove, minced
1/3 cup chicken broth
1/3 cup dry white wine
Coarse kosher salt
1/2 cup pecans, toasted, chopped
rice wine vinegar, optional
Trim the root ends from brussels sprouts. Using sharp knife or processor fitted with coarse shredding disk, thinly slice brussels sprouts into shreds.
Melt butter with olive oil in large deep skillet over medium heat. Add ham and saute until golden, about 3 minutes. Add garlic, stir 30 seconds. Add brussels sprouts, broth and wine, saute until crisp-tender but still bright green, 3 to 5 minutes. Season with coarse salt, black pepper, and a splash of rice wine vinegar. Transfer to serving bowl. Sprinkle with pecans.
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Posted by krysta at 11:12 AM