Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Brussel Sprouts with Feta and Pinenuts



Another excellent veggie side dish - I served it for thanksgiving, and everyone (who likes brussel sprouts) loved it. If you're not a sprouts lover - well, you might want to pass on this.

Brussel Sprouts with Feta and Pinenuts
Serves 8

1 kg fresh brussel sprouts
1 large red onion
50 g pine nuts
200 g feta cheese
butter

Trim the sprouts, and remove any dark or damaged leaves. Boil in lightly salted water for a few minutes until just soft. Drain and immediately plunge into ice water, to stop the cooking and retain the green color.

Slice the onion. Toast the pine nuts in the oven or in a dry frying pan until golden and fragrant.

Heat a bit of butter in a large pan and fry the sprouts for a few minutes. Then add the onion slices and the nuts, and crumble over the feta. Serve at once.

Recipe in Swedish:
Brysselkål med fetaost och pinjenötter

9 comments:

Pene said...

An interesting combination of flavours, Anne. BTW the word is 'retain' not 'retail'. Hugs!

amanda said...

ooo... this sounds awesome, anne! i imagine the feta goes great with the sprouts! i'll admit it, i'm weak when it comes to brussels sprouts! i just can't resist them, and these look fabulous!

nikki said...

And the rookie asks: would it be ridiculous to try this with frozen brussel sprouts?

Anne said...

Pene - they really work well together! :) And yes, it was pretty late when I posted, mis-pressed a button there...

Amanda - if you like sprouts, then these will definitely be great! I like them just fine, but my husband LOVES them. I have a good idea for leftovers too, will post soon!

Nikki - no, frozen are probably just fine for this! :)

Kevin said...

Anne,
That sounds delicious!

Anonymous said...

Brussels sprouts are under rated, they're actually quite good. I like your photo, very appetizing.

Henrik said...

I tried this today, added some diced bacon and some pasta and what do you know - instant main course! Another nice, easy one. Sprouts are underestimated!

Anonymous said...

This looks amazing! I'm going to pair them with your lamb meat loaf!

Barbara said...

Hi Anne! I found that recipe on another German blog and made a variation of it on mine. So this seems to be a traveling recipe. :-)

Thanks, it tasted delicious! Best regards!!!