What kinds of foods are always on your holiday table? We generally have a beef roast and Yorkshire puddings at Christmas, and of course turkey and sweet potatoes at Thanksgiving. But I also think of brussels sprouts, a green bean casserole, and lots of pie. We are a pie family, for sure! Well now we're a pie and brownies family because my husband won't eat pie, and my mom takes pity on him and makes him brownies. But if you're going to have brussels sprouts on your holiday table, they can't be steamed (bleh) and they MOST definitely can't be covered in fake yellow cheese-like product (just don't). If you're going to have brussels sprouts, they have to be these brussels sprouts!!
This gorgeous side dish has all the colors of the holidays, and it's exploding with flavor and texture! The best part is that they can be thrown together on the stovetop while everything else is staying warm in the oven.
The dish starts with caramelized onions, then you soften the shredded brussels sprouts with some spices and balsamic vinegar. At the last minute you throw in some pecans to soften just a little. In the end you toss some crumbled goat cheese and some juicy pomegranate seeds on top.
Move over, beef roast, the vegetables are taking center stage! I think this could convince even brussels sprouts haters to give them a try. I hope these make it onto your holiday table this year.
Fancy Brussels Sprouts
1 medium onion, thinly sliced
1 lb. brussels sprouts, shredded
1/2t garlic powder
1/4t ginger powder
2T balsamic vinegar
2T goat cheese
2T pomagranate seeds (or sub dried cranberries)
- Put a large pan over medium heat, add 1T of ghee to the pan.
- Once the ghee has melted, add the onion and put the lid on the pan. Stir occasionally for 7-8 minutes when they onions begin to brown.
- Add 1T water to the pan, replace the lid, and continue cooking 7-8 more minutes. Then add 1T more water and continue cooking 1-2 more minutes until the onions are caramelized. Remove the onions from the pan.
- Add 1T ghee to the pan, and add the brussels sprouts. Sauté until they're soft, about 5 minutes, then add salt, garlic, ginger, balsamic vinegar, and cooked onions.
- Once the vinegar evaporates, add pecans and cook everything for 1-2 more minutes.
- Remove the veggies to a serving bowl and top with the goat cheese and pomegranate seeds.
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