Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins
I love brussels sprouts, and am always looking for new ways to make these. This recipe came from Southern Livings 40 Years of our Best Recipes. It adds the delicate flavors of carrot and celery to the brussel sprouts, with a crunchy cashew topping.
- 1 1⁄2 lbs fresh Brussels sprouts
- 3 cups water
- 2 chicken bouillon cubes
- 1 1⁄2 cups carrots, thinly sliced
- 1 1⁄2 cups celery, sliced
- 1⁄3 cup butter or 1⁄3 cup margarine
- 3⁄4 cup cashews, dry roasted
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1⁄8 teaspoon pepper
- Wash brussels sprouts thoroughly and remove discolored leaves. Cut off stem ends and slash bottom of each sprout with a shallow X.
- Place water and bouillon cubes in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil. Add brussels sprouts, carrot, and celery; return to a boil.Cover, reduce heat and simmer 12 to 15 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Drain, place vegetables in a serving bowl.
- Melt butter in a small skillet; add cashews and seasonings. Cook over low heat 3 to 4 minutes or until cashews are lightly toasted; pour over vegetables.
Rather than boil the vegetables, I steamed them, wanting to retain as much of the nutrients as possible! Also used lemon pepper in place of the usual S&P, but otherwise the recipe was followed, & we were very, very satisfied with these tasty little spheres! The nut-&-butter topping was outstanding & the recipe, a definite keeper! Thanks for sharing it! [Made & reviewed in Went to the Market tag]
Beautiful colors and taste! As a rule am only so-so about thyme on vegetables but in this case it really helps tie everything together. Made as written using a full cup of cashews just because did not want a dribble left. This is something will make again. Thanks for the post.
A nice new way to prepare brussel sprouts; the chicken broth really adds to the flavour. Next time I will omit the toasted nuts as it did not do the trick for us. But for sure I will use the steaming in chicken broth next time. Made for Every day is a Holiday.