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Weekly Recipe #119: Dijon-Braised Brussels Sprouts

By Rylee Ahnen, University of Minnesota Nutrition Major

It’s amazing how much my taste buds have changed over time. I have very vivid memories of trying to hide my brussels sprouts from my mother so I wouldn’t have to eat them. Those strange little vegetables had the ability to ruin any meal, but now I can’t get enough of them. Brussels sprouts are awesome because they’re versatile and fairly inexpensive.

Also, brussels sprouts are a nutritional gold mine. (Nutrition majors actually say things like that.) Brussels sprouts are an excellent source of vitamin K and vitamin C, and they are also a good source of vitamin A. They are also full of dietary fiber which helps with digestion and helps us feel full!

Below is a simple recipe that I found while trying to get creative in the kitchen this winter. It’s no-hassle and they taste is phenomenal. They would be great for a side vegetable with any meal, or as a snack for any vegetable lovers.

Dijon-Braised Brussels Sprouts

(From smittenkitchen.com)

Ingredients:

1 Lb Brussels Sprouts
1 Tb Unsalted Butter
1 Tb Olive Oil
½ Cup White Wine
1 Cup Broth
2-3 Shallots (Sliced)
2 Tb Heavy Cream
1 Tb (Or more!) Dijon Mustard
2 Tb Parsley (Chopped)
Salt
Pepper

Directions:

  1. Cut brussels in half lengthwise
  2. In a large skillet heat the butter and oil
  3. Place brussels in the skillet, flat side down. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Allow sprouts to brown for about 5 minutes.
  4. Once brussels sprouts are all browned, add shallots, wine, and broth and simmer covered for 15-20 minutes.
  5. After brussels sprouts are tender remove them from the sauce. Add cream to sauce and simmer for 2-3 minutes.
  6. Whisk Dijon into sauce. Pour over brussels sprouts and sprinkle with parsley.
  7. Serve immediately.

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