Butternut Squash and Shaved Brussels Sprouts with Sage and Dried Cranberries
Serves: 4 medium or 8 smaller portions
So many of the deeply colorful and delicious late-season offerings are represented here. This combination makes a fabulous warm salad, side dish or perfect garnish for cozy dishes such as risotto or ravioli.
- 10 to 12 large Brussels sprouts Add to list
- 1 tablespoon butter Add to list
- 2 tablespoons olive oil Add to list
- 1 cup cubed butternut squash (cut into 1/4-inch dice) Add to list
- 2 cloves garlic, minced Add to list
- 1/4 cup chopped hazelnuts Add to list
- 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh sage Add to list
- 1/4 cup dried cranberries Add to list
- Salt and pepper, to taste Add to list
- Squeeze of fresh lemon juice or sherry wine vinegar, to taste Add to list
Trim the outer leaves from the Brussels sprouts and run them through the 4-millimeter slicing blade of your food processor. (Or just cut them into thin slices, crosswise, with a knife.)
In a large sautÃ© pan, combine the butter and olive oil over medium heat and add the squash. Cook, stirring frequently, for about 5 minutes or until the squash is tender. Add the Brussels sprouts, garlic, hazelnuts and sage. Drizzle with a little additional olive oil if you think necessary. Cook, stirring frequently, until the Brussels sprouts begin to caramelize and are tender, about 4 to 5 minutes. Toss in the cranberries.
Season with salt and pepper and a splash of lemon juice or vinegar. Serve warm from the pan or at room temperature.
ABOUT OUR CHEF: Lynne Vea
Lynne Vea is a graduate of the Executive Chef Program at Le Cordon Bleu, Paris and has been cooking with PCC Natural Markets since 2001. Featured on King-5’s "Gardening with Ciscoe," she demonstrates easy and delicious recipes using seasonal ingredients.
Lynne is an admired PCC Cooks instructor, teaching a variety of popular PCC Cooks classes throughout the year.
She loves to collect old cookbooks, hunt for wild berries, and cook seven-course dinners where the guests are encouraged to dance and cavort between courses.
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