Brussels Sprouts Saute 4.000
Apr 27, 2011

For best results, use sprouts from the farmers market. With the addition of the cauliflower, Sheryl Crow says, this is definitely a "feel good" dish.

It takes about 40 minutes, start to finish.

Servings: 4
  • One-quarter head (about 7 1/2 ounces) cauliflower, separated into bite-size florets (1 1/2 cups)
  • 4 teaspoons canola oil, preferably expeller-pressed
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 9 ounces Brussels sprouts (see headnote)
  • 1/3 cup currants or raisins
  • 1/4 cup toasted pine nuts (see NOTE)
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon chopped flat-leaf parsley


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Use nonstick cooking oil spray to lightly grease a rimmed baking sheet.

Place the cauliflower in a mixing bowl; sprinkle with 1 teaspoon of the oil and with salt and pepper to taste, and toss to coat evenly. Spread the cauliflower on the baking sheet; roast for 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned and softened.

Rinse the Brussels sprouts, then discard any discolored outer leaves. Detach enough remaining leaves to yield 2 cups.

Heat the remaining 3 teaspoons of oil in a large saute pan over medium-high heat until the oil shimmers. Add the Brussels sprout leaves, roasted cauliflower, currants or raisins and toasted pine nuts; cook, stirring, for 1 to 2 minutes.

Stir in the wine and cook for 1 minute.

Remove from the heat; add the butter and parsley, stirring until the butter melts. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Transfer to a serving bowl.

NOTE: Toast the pine nuts in a small, dry skillet over medium or medium-low heat for 3 to 5 minutes, shaking the skillet often until the seeds are fragrant and have darkened. Let cool before using.

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Adapted from "If It Makes You Healthy: More Than 100 Delicious Recipes Inspired by the Seasons," by Sheryl Crow and Chuck White with Mary Goodbody (St. Martin's Press, 2011).

Tested by Kris Coronado.

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