Brussels Sprouts With Cashews

"Simple easy recipe. You may substitute pistachio nuts for the cashews."
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  • Depending on the size of the sprouts steam them for 5-8 minutes. They should still be slightly crisp.
  • Drain and pour into a fry pan where you have already melted the margarine. Add lemon juice and pepper. Cook until sprouts are heated through and glazed with the margarine.
  • Sprinkle with the nuts and serve.

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  1. We enjoyed these thanks Bergy-the sweet, salty crunch of the cashews worked well in the dish. I might shred and stir fry my sprouts next time so the nuts get more evenely distributed through the finished dish.
  2. These are amazing! Who'da thought brussels sprouts with cashews!? We like our sprouts "shaved", so I sliced them up really thin before lightly steaming them. I then browned them in the butter and added some chopped garlic with the lemon juice (about 1TBSP). Once the garlice softened, tossed in the cashews & served. DEFINITELY a keeper! Thanks for sharing Bergy! I know I can count on your recipes!
  3. I steamed these a little longer because I prefer brussel sprouts more tender than crisp. The slight tartness of the lemon-butter glaze with the salty cashews was a good counterpoint to the flavor of the sprouts. Cheers for another quick, healthy side dish. Thanks.
  4. I took this to Thanksgiving dinner and everyone enjoyed them. They were easy to make but the cashews and glaze made them special.
  5. Simple, but very nice! I think the cashews are the secret to this recipe, as they give the brussels sprouts a nice nutty flavor. I did season these with some compound herb butter I made- enjoy these a lot! Thanks for posting.


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