Shredded Brussels with Balsamic & Honey

Brussels Sprouts on Stalk At some markets when in season, you can find brussels sprouts on the stalk.  I suppose it presents a bit of a storage issue and an extra step but, how cool to see them in their fresh from the garden state! Preheat oven to 400°.  You’ll need to peel away the outside layers to reveal the bright, clean, green leaves, wash thoroughly, then chop or shred the brussels. Shredded Sprouts w:Olive Oil Drizzle all over with olive oil, tossing to coat.  Season with coarse salt and freshly ground pepper.  Spread evenly on a large baking sheet.  Using parchment paper or a silicone mat helps prevent sticking.  Roast for 15-20 minutes, turning at least halfway through cooking time. While sprouts roast, toast coarsely chopped pecans (perfect this time of year, tender and golden) in a dry skillet over medium heat, turning frequently until lightly and evenly browned, fragrant, and oils begin to surface.  Remove from heat and set aside. Once sprouts are done, remove from oven and place in a small-medium sized bowl.  Mix in toasted pecans.  Drizzle with 2 Tbsp local honey. Adding Honey to Sprouts Slowly pour over 2 Tbsp good balsamic vinegar. Adding Balsamic to Roasted Sprouts Stir to combine.  Add salt and pepper to taste.  Serve hot.  Offer kids additional honey for drizzling; limit the amount if calories are a concern.  A sprinkle with shaved fresh parmesan will also be a tasty garnish!
Honey & Balsamic Shredded Brussels Sprouts
Serves 3
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Ingredients
  1. 1 1/2 lbs brussels sprouts, outer layers removed, chopped into strips
  2. 3 Tbsp olive oil
  3. 1/4 cup fresh pecans, toasted and chopped
  4. 2 Tbsp local honey
  5. 2 Tbsp good balsamic vinegar
  6. coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place shredded sprouts evenly onto a baking sheet covered with parchment or silicone mat to prevent sticking. Drizzle with olive oil and toss to coat. Roast in oven 20-25 minutes, turning at least once halfway through cooking.
  2. Meanwhile, toast pecans in a small, dry skillet on medium-low heat until fragrant, lightly browned and oils begin to surface. Set aside.
  3. Remove roasted sprouts and place into a serving dish. Toss in toasted pecans. Drizzle with honey and balsamic. Serve immediately
Notes
  1. Shaved parmesan makes a lovely garnish to this vegetable side dish.
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4 thoughts on “Shredded Brussels with Balsamic & Honey

  1. Ten-year-old Sam said that sounds great, and he’s not a brussel sprout fan. I will have to try. I have all ingredients! Thanks for the recipe!!

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