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Brussels Sprouts with Orange

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Categories: Christmas, Hanukkah, Low-fat, Quick to fix, Thanksgiving, Vegetarian
Type: Side Dishes

Fresh orange zest, along with orange and lime juices add a burst of sunshine to this winter vegetable

Prep Time: prep 15 mins, plus blanching the sprouts

Cooking Time: cook 7-8 mins

Serves: makes 4-6 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1lb ( 450g) Brussels sprouts
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • finely grated zest of 1 orange
  • 1 / 3 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
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Directions:

  1. Using a small knife, remove the outer leaves from the Brussels sprouts. To help the sprouts cook evenly and quickly, cut an "x" into the bottom of each one.
  2. Bring a large saucepan of lightly salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the sprouts, return to a boil, and cook about 8 minutes, or until barely tender. Drain well. Let stand until cool enough to handle. Cut each sprout in half lengthwise.
  3. Melt the butter in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the shallot and cook, stirring often, about 3 minutes or until golden brown. Add the sprouts and cook, stirring often, about 2 minutes until heated through.
  4. Stir in the orange zest and juice and cook for 2 minutes, or until the liquid is reduced by half. Remove from the heat and stir in the lime juice. Season with salt and pepper. Serve hot.
Tips:
  • prep 15 mins, plus blanching the sprouts; cook 7-8 mins

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Excerpted from The Illustrated Kitchen Bible.
Copyright © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited.
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