Holiday Brussels sprouts
Recipe by: Jim Lekander
Prep time: 30 minutesServings: 12
Ingredients2 pintsBrussels sprouts5shallots, julienned1/4 cupdried cranberries1/4 cupdried cherries2pears, peeled and cored1/2 cupapple cider1/2 canmaple syrup2 teaspoonsthyme, dried1 dashsalt and pepper2 tablespoonsbutter
Directions Cut the scabs off the bottom of each Brussels sprout and remove bad leaves. Place the sprouts in a sauce pot with boiling salted water and blanch for about 5 minutes. Drain and run under cold water to shock; dry and reserve for later.
In a sauté pan, heat the butter over medium high heat and add the shallots. Sauté until tender, add the sprouts and cover with the butter. Add the cider, maple syrup, thyme, cherries and cranberries to the pan. Reduce heat to medium low and cover. Simmer for about 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and place into a serving dish and garnish with fresh mint.
Nutritional analysis per servingCalories (kcal)93.2Total fat (g)2.2Saturated fat (g)1.2Carbohydrate (mg)18.8Sodium (mg)44