Caramelized Brussels Sprouts with Toasted Pecans

I was one of those “weird” kids that really loved brussels sprouts.  My mom didn’t even do anything that special to them – she used to cut them in half and sauté them with some olive oil, salt and pepper until each side was browned and they softened a bit.  Perfection.  It was a labor of love, because you had to turn each brussels sprout over one-by-one to make sure they call cook evenly, but boy were they worth it!  That is still my favorite way to eat brussels sprouts.

However, I decided to switch things up and try brussels sprouts a different way.  I’m a sucker for anything toasted or caramelized, so how could these be bad?!  My pecans were slightly stale, but otherwise this dish was incredibly delicious!  A nice combination of sweet from the brown sugar and salty from the sea salt, with great texture from the sliced brussels sprouts and toasted nuts.

Caramelized Brussels Sprouts with Toasted Pecans

What you’ll need: brussels sprouts, olive oil, garlic, sea salt, brown sugar and toasted pecans.

Slice each brussels sprout very thin until you have a mound of brussels sprout ribbons.

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Heat the olive oil over medium high in a large skillet and sauté the garlic for 30 seconds.

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Add the brussels sprouts and continue sautéing for another 4-5 minutes, until bright green and tender.  Add the sea salt and brown sugar and toss together.

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Finish by adding the toasted nuts.

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Caramelized Brussels Sprouts with Toasted Pecans
Recipe from Eat Live Run

Serves 2-4 as a side dish.

Ingredients:

  • 12-14 large brussels sprouts
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • pinch sea salt
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup roughly chopped pecans, toasted (or walnuts)

Steps:

  1. Slice each brussels sprout very thin until you have a mound of brussels sprout ribbons.
  2. Heat the olive oil over medium high in a large skillet and sauté the garlic for 30 seconds.
  3. Add the brussels sprouts and continue sautéing for another 4-5 minutes, until bright green and tender.
  4. Add the sea salt and brown sugar and toss together.
  5. Finish by adding the toasted nuts.

Hugs, kisses & yummy dishes… xoxo
Lauren

3 Responses to Caramelized Brussels Sprouts with Toasted Pecans

  1. Espirational says:

    Looks good! I love Brussels sprouts.

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