26 January, 2010

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Pine Nuts (on Sage Butter Gnocchis)


I think almost every food blog has had their Brussels sprout recipe for this winter. Most probably, everyone is already totally overdosed on them. Never mind, here comes my Brussels sprouts recipe. It's a combination of ingredients  that I haven't seen on food blogger planet, so hopefully I can get you to try it: Brussels sprouts with sun-dried tomatoes and pine nuts. In my opinion, the dried tomatoes are a good vegetarian substitute for the very popular bacon in Brussels sprouts dishes.
We love to have them with pan-fried golden brown Gnocchi in garlic sage butter. I once tried to make Gnocchi myself. That wasn't a real success, in fact, they turned back into mashed potatoes when tried to fry them in butter. If you have a really good recipe for homemade Gnocchis that survive first cooking and then frying, please pass this on to me, will you? Until then, I'll be stuck with the fresh supermarket ones.
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ROASTED BRUSSELS SPROUTS WITH SUN-DRIED TOMATOES AND PINE NUTS

2 cups Brussels Sprouts, cleaned and quartered
1 tablespoon olive oil
salt and pepper
3 tablespoons sun-dried tomatoes, sliced
3 tablespoons pine nuts

Gnocchis in Sage Garlic Butter (optional)
2 tablespoons butter
2 garlic cloves, sliced
3 tablespoon fresh sage leaves, sliced
400g ready-made Gnocchis

Serves 2-3
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Preheat oven to 200C.
Put the Brussels sprouts in a bowl. Splash the olive oil over the sprouts  and season with salt and pepper. Stir so the olive oil coats the vegetables evenly.
Spread the Brussels sprouts on a baking sheet and roast in the oven for about 20-25 minutes. Turn them over once for even roasting.
In the meantime, roast the pine nuts in a dry pan over medium heat for 5-7 minutes.
When the Brussels sprouts are ready, transfer them to a serving dish, combine with the sliced dried tomatoes and sprinkle the pine nuts on top.

Sage Butter Gnocchis
Cook the Gnocchis according to instructions. Drain.
Heat the butter in a pan over medium heat. Add the garlic and sage and cook for 2-3 minutes. Add the Gnocchis and cook until golden brown. Add the Brussels sprouts and stir. Transfer to serving bowl and serve immediately.

3 comments:

  1. Yum! Saw your lovely photo on photograzing and now I'm bookmarking the recipe. Can't wait to try this!

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  2. best way for brussel sprouts! I had looked for this recipe and hadnt had it in a while....cooking the brussels in the oven rather than boiling was great and probably helped them retain their nutritional value!!

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  3. Great post! Keep up the good work and also keep posting.

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