Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1⁄2 cup pine nuts
- 1 1⁄2 lbs fresh Brussels sprouts, halved
- 1 cup canned ready-to-serve chicken broth
- 2 shallots, minced
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh marjoram or 1 1⁄2 teaspoons dried marjoram
- 1⁄3 cup whipping cream
- salt and pepper
- In a large skillet, melt 1 tablespoon butter.
- Add nuts and stir for 3 minutes or until golden brown.
- Place nuts in a bowl and set aside.
- Melt 1 tablespoon butter in same skillet.
- Add brussels sprouts; stir 1 minutes.
- Add broth; cover and simmer on medium heat for about 7 minutes or until Brussels sprouts are almost tender.
- Uncover and simmer until broth evaporates.
- Using a wooden spoon, push Brussels sprouts to the sides of the skillet.
- Melt 1 tablespoon butter in the center of the skillet.
- Add shallots; cook stirring frequently until tender.
- Stir in marjoram and cream.
- Simmer until sprouts are coated with cream, stirring frequently.
- Season with salt and pepper.
- Add half of pine nuts and mix well.
- Transfer Brussels sprouts to serving dish.
- Sprinkle with remaining pine nuts.
Made a similar version of this for Thanksgiving from Jeanne Kelley's cookbook Blue Eggs & Yellow Tomatoes and loved it (although I modified by using walnuts & dried marjoram). The flavors were amazing and while the cream does not make an actual sauce, it coats the sprouts with a creamy goodness that is definitely a part of what makes this dish great. Made a second time & chose to roast the Sprouts in the oven first at 425 until golden and then proceed with the recipe- which also worked well . A keeper- thanks for posting!
Great way to prepare brussels sprouts! Used garlic instead of shallots and fat-free half-and-half for the cream with great results. Really enjoyed these - thanks for sharing the recipe! Made for the Best of 2011 event, recommended by averybird
I couldn't get the cream sauce to thicken as much as I thought it should. And there were too many pine nuts for my taste. But I will try it again!