Shaved Brussels Sprouts

cooking_brussels2A client of mine was telling me about a great meal they had while eating out. It included shaved Brussels sprouts. I decided to try to make a version of my own. One of my go-to vegetables in the fall and winter is roasted Brussels sprouts.

These take a bit more preparation and attention while cooking, but they are equally as delicious as their roasted counterpart. 

Sautéed  Shaved Brussels Sprouts with Shallots
Serves 4 as a side dish
1 pound Brussels sprouts
1 shallot, minced
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon butter (or ghee to keep it Whole30 compliant)
1 tablespoon champagne vinegar

Cut off or peel away any brown spots on the sprouts. With a chef’s knife, slice uniformly to about ¼-inch thick (see photo below).

cut brussels

Heat an 8-inch skillet over medium heat. Add oil and butter (or ghee) and heat until bubbles subside. Add shallots and sprouts. Let them cook on a back burner, stirring occasionally for about 20 minutes, or until the sprouts start to caramelize. Adjust the heat as necessary.

To add a bit more depth to the dish, I decided to finish with some champagne vinegar that I had on hand. You could also try another vinegar or an open bottle of white wine.

Continue sautéing until the liquid is nearly all reduced. Season with salt and pepper, and serve.


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