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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Brown Butter Brussels Sprouts with Thyme & Pistachio Nuts

I think brussels sprouts are just about the cutest things ever. They are mini little cabbages wrapped up in a cute little package. But rumor has it that brussels sprouts aren't exactly winning over the hearts or taste buds of children or adults. I would venture to say that how you are cooking your brussels sprouts has a lot to do with that, not to mention whether you are using fresh or frozen brussels sprouts. They have so much potential and can be stir fried, sautéed, roasted or steamed. They work with just about any flavor palates  and are a great source of vitamins and anticancer agents. All in all they are a killer veggie, and by killer I mean awesome!

Normally I like to sauté my brussels sprouts with some bacon or onions but this time I decided to switch it up a bit. I tossed them in some browned butter and fresh thyme and sprinkled them with some salty pistachio nuts. Lets be real, put brown butter on most anything and you will have me licking my plate clean! It is so aromatic and sweet...who knew butter could taste so good! The pistachio nuts add a great unexpected taste and texture to the brussels sprouts and pair deliciously with the butter and thyme. Go ahead, give brussels sprouts another try, they might just become your new favorite vegetable!

Brown Butter Brussels Sprouts with Thyme and Pistachio Nuts

1 1/2 pounds brussels sprouts, trimmed and cut in half
1/4 cup butter
juice of 1/2 a lemon
1 tablespoon fresh thyme
1/4 cup pistachio nuts, roughly chopped
salt and pepper to taste

Grill your brussels sprout on your BBQ for about 10 minutes or until just tender. If you do not have a BBQ or prefer to steam them, do so for about 10 minutes as well. Meanwhile melt your butter in a large skillet over medium high heat watching carefully until your butter begins to bubble up, brown slightly and give off a nutty aroma. Add the lemon juice and thyme and turn heat down to low. Add your brussels sprouts and stir until everything is warmed through. Salt to taste. Plate your brussels sprouts and sprinkle with chopped pistachio nuts.

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