Brussels Sprouts with Currants and Pine Nuts

Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Cindy Barr, Jan Gautro, Leigh Ann Ross
Peel away the outer leaves from trimmed fresh Brussels sprouts, reserving the leaves and centers. This technique shortens the cook time and makes a nice presentation.

Yield:

6 servings (serving size: about 1/2 cup)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 90
Caloriesfromfat 32 %
Fat 3.2 g
Satfat 1.4 g
Monofat 0.8 g
Polyfat 0.7 g
Protein 4.5 g
Carbohydrate 13.9 g
Fiber 4.7 g
Cholesterol 5 mg
Iron 1.9 mg
Sodium 173 mg
Calcium 56 mg

Ingredients

1 1/2 pounds Brussels sprouts, trimmed
1 tablespoon pine nuts
1 tablespoon butter
1/4 cup finely chopped shallots
2 tablespoons dried currants
1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth

Preparation

1. Separate sprouts into leaves, leaving just the center intact. Set aside.

2. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add nuts to pan; cook 2 minutes or until toasted, stirring constantly. Coarsely chop nuts.

3. Melt butter in pan over medium-high heat. Add shallots to pan; sauté 1 minute or until golden, stirring frequently. Stir in Brussels sprouts centers and leaves, currants, thyme, salt, and pepper; toss to combine. Add broth. Cover, reduce heat, and cook 7 minutes. Increase heat to medium-high. Uncover; cook 4 minutes or until liquid evaporates and sprout centers are tender, stirring frequently. Remove from heat; sprinkle with nuts.

Note:

Jeanne Thiel Kelley,

November 2008