PAN-SEARED BRUSSELS SPROUTS WITH CRANBERRIES & PECANS

December 15, 2012 · 154 comments

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Without realizing, you may have already laid your peepers on this flavorful side as it is pictured here with my world’s best chicken recipe. So many of you asked for the how-to of these brussels! And I’m happy to indulge. You’ll love this dish because it is versatile with many entrees AND the ingredients are available year-round, especially in winter (bonus!).

PAN-SEARED BRUSSELS SPROUTS WITH CRANBERRIES & PECANS from Rachel Schultz

PAN-SEARED BRUSSELS SPROUTS WITH CRANBERRIES & PECANS
Serves 3-4

1 pound brussels sprouts, de-stemed and halved
2/3 cup fresh cranberries
1/3 cup gorgonzola cheese, crumbled
1/3 cup pecans
1/2 cup barley
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
Olive oil
Salt & pepper

Prepare barley according to package instructions. Heat brussels sprouts, cranberries, and olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Season with salt & pepper. Cook for 8-10 minutes.

PAN-SEARED BRUSSELS SPROUTS WITH CRANBERRIES & PECANS from Rachel Schultz

Add balsamic vinegar and maple syrup. Stir to coat and remove from heat.

PAN-SEARED BRUSSELS SPROUTS WITH CRANBERRIES & PECANS from Rachel Schultz

Toss barley, sprouts, cranberries, and pecans in a large bowl. Top with gorgonzola.

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PAN-SEARED BRUSSELS SPROUTS WITH CRANBERRIES & PECANS
 
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Serves: 3-4
Ingredients
  • 1 pound brussels sprouts, de-stemed and halved
  • ⅔ cup fresh cranberries
  • ⅓ cup gorgonzola cheese, crumbled
  • ⅓ cup pecans
  • ½ cup barley
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • Olive oil
  • Salt & pepper
Instructions
  1. Prepare barley according to package instructions.
  2. Heat brussels sprouts, cranberries, and olive oil in a skillet over medium heat.
  3. Season with salt & pepper. Cook for 8-10 minutes.
  4. Add balsamic vinegar and maple syrup. Stir to coat and remove from heat.
  5. Toss barley, sprouts, cranberries, and pecans in a large bowl. Top with gorgonzola.

Adapted from Cookie + Kate.

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