Brussels sprouts prepared right are something to look forward to
Brussels sprouts are an oddly detested vegetable because, I think, they’re often badly prepared.
Wilted brussels sprouts are sliced thin and flash sauteed in a very hot skillet, just enough to deepen the flavor and change the texture to a kind of crisp-chewy.
Wilted Brussels Sprouts With Walnuts
1 pound Brussels sprouts
1 tablespoon sherry vinegar
1 teaspoon minced shallot
1⁄2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
3 tablespoons walnut oil
1 tablespoon olive oil
1⁄3 cup chopped toasted walnuts
Prepare the Brussels sprouts: Trim the dried bases and pull away any loose or discolored outer leaves. Stand the sprout upright on the cutting board and slice as thin as possible into coins. Aim for pieces as thin as a quarter.
In a small lidded jar, combine the vinegar and minced shallot, and set aside for 10 minutes. Add the mustard and walnut oil and shake well to make a smooth emulsion. Taste and season with salt as needed.
Heat the olive oil over high heat in a large nonstick skillet. When the oil is very hot but not smoking, add the Brussels sprouts, sprinkle with 1⁄2 teaspoon salt and cook, tossing, until the sprouts start to wilt, 2 to 3 minutes. The texture should be chewy-crisp.
Immediately pour over the dressing and remove from the heat. Continue tossing to evenly coat the sprouts with the dressing (they will be only very lightly coated). Stir in the walnuts and serve either warm or at room temperature.
Total time: 25 minutes
Servings: 6Each serving: 153 calories; 3 grams protein; 7 grams carbohydrate; 3 grams fiber; 14 grams fat; 1 gram saturated fat; 0 cholesterol; 2 grams sugar; 28 milligrams sodium