Sauteed brussels sprouts with browned butter

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This simple method of cooking sprouts in a pan with water is great for any vegetable. Just cook till tender and saute in olive oil as the water evaporates. This dish is perfect served with a main of slow-cooked meat.

Easy does it: Brussels sprouts with browned butter.
Easy does it: Brussels sprouts with browned butter. Photo: William Meppem

Ingredients

500g brussels sprouts, trimmed and cut in half lengthwise

4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

sea salt

4 tbsp unsalted butter

juice of 1 lemon

freshly ground white pepper

Method

1. Place a large non-stick frying pan on a high heat and add the olive oil. When it is hot, add the sprouts, season with sea salt, toss to coat,  then add a cup of water.

2. Reduce until the water has disappeared, allowing the sprouts to steam. Test them for tenderness and, if they are still firm, add a little more water.

3. When the sprouts are cooked, add the butter and continue to toss until the butter turns nut brown.

4. Squeeze in the lemon juice and remove from the heat. Add  a good grind of pepper and serve.

Serving suggestion: Pair with Neil Perry's slow-cooked lamb shoulder

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  • Main Ingredients - Brussels sprouts
  • Course - Side Dish
  • Occasion - Family meals, Dinner Party

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