Thursday, November 17, 2016

Shredded Brussels Sprouts with Prosciutto and Pine Nuts

Shredded Brussels Sprouts with Prosciutto and Pine Nuts
Deciding which Thanksgiving sides to serve with the turkey each year can be a bit challenging. What makes this decision so tough for many of us is that we want to serve recipes that are somewhat traditional, but at the same time healthy and delicious. Oven space is also a big part of the consideration. This is where a slow cooker and the stove top come into play.

Brussels sprouts on the stalk
For one of my side dishes this year I decided to prepare Brussels sprouts. One of the benefits of this dish is that it can prepared on the stove top, leaving the busy oven to its own devices. Some of the prep could be done beforehand, like shredding the little sprouts, leaving me with about 10 to 12 minutes actual cook time, a winner on this very busy day in my book.

Sautéed Brussels Sprouts with Prosciutto and Pine Nuts
Brussels sprouts are one of those versatile veggies that can dress up a holiday meal. They can be roasted, fried, shredded and sautéed. High heat is what serves them best. Once caramelized you can taste their sweet earthiness. Pair them with prosciutto and pine nuts and you have a very special side dish.

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Sautéed Brussels Sprouts with Prosciutto and Pine Nuts

prep time: 15 MINScook time: 10 MINStotal time: 25 mins
Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Make your holiday meal special with sautéed Brussels sprouts, crispy prosciutto bits and pine nuts.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 4 to 5 slices of prosciutto
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 pounds Brussels sprouts, trimmed and shredded
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 handful pine nuts

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. In a large skillet cook prosciutto slices until crispy on both sides, remove from heat and set aside. When cool cut into ribbons.
  2. Add olive oil and sauté Brussels sprouts, on medium-high heat for about 4-6 minutes until crisp tender. Add 1/4 cup water and cook until evaporated another 2 minutes or so. Add garlic and stir continuously for 1 minute.
  3. Stir-in prosciutto and sprinkle in pine nuts, ready to serve.
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Cheri Savory Spoon
Cheri Savory Spoon

Mysavoryspoon was first started in 2010 as a way to journal recipes that I had collected from cookbooks, magazines, family and friends. Most everything was savory, using legumes and whole grains. Along the way I discovered a love for baking. Now a couple times a month you might see some type of sweet pie or treat.

45 comments:

  1. I can never have too many Brussels sprout at this time of year and this recipe is a winner, Cheri. I sure am enjoying your photos. Deliciousness!

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    1. Hi Robyn, 6 or 8 years ago I might of not been such a great fan of Brussels sprouts but now they are one of my favorites.

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  2. This looks SO GOOD, and I have most of the ingredients in my kitchen already! Gotta give this a try!! Thanks for sharing! <3 - http://www.domesticgeekgirl.com

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  3. Brussels sprouts are on our holiday menu, too! I bought WAY too many (especially since the hubby won't touch them), so I'm glad to have another recipe to try :)

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    1. Hi Liz, fortunately my husband loves them too, take care!

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  4. I love this! Brussels sprouts are so good this time of year- Yum! :)

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    1. yes they are Betty, I read somewhere they they taste better when they are grown in colder climnates, not sure if that is true or not.

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  5. This looks delicious and I am not waiting for a holiday meal to make them.

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  6. This looks wonderful, Cheri. We're having sprouts, too. Have a fabulous holiday. D

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    1. Hi Dena, sounds like a lot of us are. Wishing you and your family a wonderful holiday!

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  7. Brussels sprouts are one of my favourite winter veggies. This looks wonderfully delicious with pine nuts and ham.

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    1. Thanks Angie, Brussels sprouts are my husbands favorite.

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  8. It's that time of year again! Really like the sound of the pine nuts for added crunch. You can never go wrong with bacon!

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  9. Can't wait to try this dish! I make mine with prosciutto too, but with Parmesan and no pine nuts. We all love brussels sprouts, thank heaven!

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    1. We do too Barbara, especially my husband. Take care!

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  10. Cheri, this looks sensational! What an excellent combo. Wishing you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving!

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    1. Thank you Peggy, Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours as well.

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  11. Three of my favorite ingredients in one bowl! I would love this and could probably eat it for dinner. Hope you and your family have a lovely Thanksgiving!

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    1. Thanks Tricia, you too. Have a wonderful holiday!!

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  12. I just bought Brussel Sprouts today! I love the and am always looking for new recipes! Thanks Cheri!

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    1. Hope you like this Abbe, Happy turkey day to you and your family.

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  13. #heavenly LOVE Brussel sprouts - and yours look especially good! Congratulations on mastering the art of carmelizing veggies =) #yummy!

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    1. Carmelized veggies are the best, thanks Kim!

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  14. Brussels sprouts is my favourite but not easily available here even the frozen ones.
    Yum ! so appetizing ! Thanks for sharing Cheri. Have a great weekend !

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    1. Hi Karen, oh I had no idea. I guess we are pretty fortunate here. Take care!

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  15. Looks great, Cheri! We had brussels sprouts tonight but no where as good looking (or tasting) as this. Sides are the best at Thanksgiving!!

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  16. I really like brussel prouts prepared this way, simpleand so delicious:)

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  17. Hi Cheri, what a great recipe. Brussel sprouts grow here on our coast . I saw them being harvest the other day. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

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    1. Wow! how lucky you are Gerlinde, I bet they are delicious.

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  18. I love Brussel sprouts! And I agree, if you have some dishes that can be done on the stove, that is really a big help. These look wonderful. I like sprouts in all forms. I made shredded ones so just the other night they were delicious! I will have to add them to our dinner on Thursday! Thanks for the inspiration.

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    1. Thanks Nazneen, we are big Brussel sprouts fans here too. Have a wonderful holiday!!

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  19. we love brussels sprouts in this house and indeed anything from the brassica family. this recipe looks great. i am reminded of one of nigella's recipes with sprouts and bacon and orange juice. yum.

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    1. Sounds delicious Sherry, will have to try that one. Take care!

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  20. brussels sprouts have really grown on me over the past couple of years, and this preparation looks and sounds delicious!

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    1. Thanks Grace, the same thing happened to me.

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  21. Mark and I are all over this dish, Cheri! We love Brussels sprouts, and they seem to cook best when shaved like this. Too late for Thanksgiving (I have been so behind in my blog reading!) but not too late for Sunday supper!

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    1. PS - I love that Trader Joe has stalks of Brussels sprouts this week!

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    2. Hi David, Brussels sprouts are one of our favorite veggies this time of year, hope you enjoy them.

      Saw them too, those stalks are pretty cool looking......

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  22. I love Prosciutto--dresses up anything beautifully. Brussels sprouts and pine nuts are also high on my list and right now I am loaded from the last CSA deliveries so perfect timing!

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    1. Hi Inger, we used to belong to a CSA as well, miss those days.

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