This deliciously seasoned mixture of Brussels sprouts, apples, onions, water chestnuts, and raisins is a wonderful addition to holiday meals.
2 1/4 pounds fresh brussels sprouts, halved
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons salt, divided
1/4 cup butter or margarine, divided
1 medium onion, diced
1/4 cup apple juice
1 large Red Delicious apple, diced
1 garlic clove, minced
1 teaspoon sugar
1 (8-ounce) can sliced water chestnuts, drained
1/2 cup golden raisins
2 teaspoons grated lemon rind
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1/8 teaspoon grated nutmeg
How to Make It
Bring brussels sprouts, lemon juice, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, and water to cover to a boil in a saucepan. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 5 to 10 minutes or until tender. Drain and keep warm.
Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat; add onion, and sauté 15 to 20 minutes or until caramel-colored. Add apple juice, and cook 2 minutes, stirring to loosen browned particles.
Add apple, garlic, and sugar; cook, stirring constantly, 5 to 6 minutes or until apple is tender. Add water chestnuts, next 4 ingredients, remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, and remaining 2 tablespoons butter; cook, stirring constantly, 3 to 4 minutes. Gently toss in brussels sprouts.
A hit at an office holiday dinner with ham, potatoes, salads, etc. I roasted the sprouts rather than boiling them (425 degrees for ~18 mins), and subbed dried cranberries for golden raisins--very pretty. Would also make a nice warm salad. With all the other ingredients, this is a good recipe for those who don't like sprouts; their flavor is mixed in with others and is therefore milder. Will make again.
This is the forth Thanksgiving I am making this recipe and every year I think I eat half of them before they hit the table. This is THE perfect sprout recipe, don't play with it, just make and enjoy. Oh, and before this recipe I thought these round, green blobs were toxic food. Now, if I can just convince my five year old to eat them, I will make this all the time.
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