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sauteed brussels sprouts with pinion nuts

★★★★★ 6
a recipe by
Terri Brown
Datil, NM

We grow Brussels sprouts at our mountain home of 7600 feet and they are yummy cooked in this way. I was not a fan of them boiled or steamed so I found a way that made them spectacular... give it a try. Pinion tree (type of pine nuts) is also something we "grow" here in the Southwest. Ours were harvested off of our property but you can buy them but they can be pricey. I would suggest trying slivered almonds as a substitute.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Terri has done the impossible... She's made Brussels sprouts impossibly good! Brussels sprouts have a natural savory flavor. Cooking them and the onions until caramelized adds a sweetness to the side dish. Pinion nuts (or pine nuts) add a buttery flavor. Serve these as a side dish and you'll covert anyone to a Brussels sprouts fan.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 6
serves 2-4
prep time 15 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Saute

Ingredients For sauteed brussels sprouts with pinion nuts

  • 1 pkg
    Brussels sprouts, chopped
  • 3 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1/3 md
    onion, chopped
  • 1/4 c
    pinon nuts or other
  • 1-2 dash
    salt and pepper
  • 1 tsp
    onion powder

How To Make sauteed brussels sprouts with pinion nuts

  • Sauteeing onions in the skillet with olive oil.
    Start by sautéing the chopped onion in 1 tablespoon of the olive oil in a heavy skillet over medium heat until clear.
  • Quartered Brussels sprouts and additional olive oil added to the skillet.
    Quarter the Brussels sprouts and add them to the skillet with 1 additional tablespoon of olive oil (they can be bought frozen and thawed, from your own garden-fresh, or frozen and thawed).
  • Adding seasoning to the skillet.
    Add the seasonings. Let this sauté until edges of Brussels sprouts start to brown stirring frequently to keep from sticking.
  • Pine nuts added to the Brussels sprouts.
    Add the pinion (or other locally available nuts and the final tablespoon of olive oil.
  • Brussels sprouts cooked until golden brown.
    Continue cooking over medium heat until Brussels sprouts are tender, about 20 minutes total. Remove from heat and serve warm with a meat dish of your choice...I often use lamb chops with this dish.