Quick recipe finder Brussels sprouts in brown butter
Take Brussels sprouts to the next level with brown butter, orange zest and a scattering of hazelnuts.
By Nigel Barden
Bring a pot of salted water to the boil. Wash and trim the sprouts and add to the pot. Cook for 5 minutes or until just tender. Drain well and set aside.
Using the same pan, add the butter and cook over a medium heat until it turns nut brown in colour (don’t take your eyes off it as it will burn).
Immediately return the sprouts to the pan and stir to combine with the butter.
Grate the zest of half the orange directly over the sprouts and then scatter over the hazelnuts.
If you can’t get roasted hazelnuts roast your own in an oven at 150C/130C Fan/ Gas 2 for 15 minutes, regularly checking they don’t burn. Then chop them up.
Alternatively you can use whole cranberries,
chopped chestnuts, sliced spring onions or chopped bacon. All of which you fry separately before adding to the sprouts.
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