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12.10.2012

WHAT I'M EATING// shaved brussels sprouts

SHAVED BRUSSELS SPROUTS
SHAVED BRUSSELS SPROUTS (as inspired by the menu at buvette)

There's a small French gastroteque in New York's West Village that I absolutely love. When two of my lovely, but non-residing-New-York-friends came to visit last week it was the first place I suggested. And it was again the local of choice this weekend when my dear friend Ashlea returned to the city after two months away on the Cape. (The food is delicious, the decor is endlessly inviting, and the attractive men behind the bar don't hurt).

They serve, among other things, a pesto dish that I am convinced tastes like a doughnut (a doughnut being the highest level of food perfection, in my book). But what I left thinking about this last time was their shaved brussels sprouts dish--mostly because I thought, you know, I bet I could make something like this (and I bet it would be quite healthy and inexpensive). 

Trader Joe's sells a bag of prepackaged shaved brussels sprouts that I cut up just a wee bit more. I then added parmesan cheese, toasted (always, always toasted--it brings out the flavor) pine nuts, and a bit of olive oil and sea salt.

That's it! Five ingredients.

(Note: pine nuts are as expensive as liquid gold so I suggest buying them in bulk at Costco, Sam's Club, or Trader Joe's. Buvette's dish uses walnuts as their nut of choice, so that's always an option). 

9 comments:

Jeneric Generation said...

This is brilliant. I love brussels sprouts but I have never tried them this way. That will soon change. If I could magically make two foods cheaper, I would pick pine nuts and macadamia nuts. Basically, nuts.

Hannah said...

ahhh, the salad!!! yum yum yum! i am soo hungry right now!!

Xteena said...

That looks amazing and easy enough. I might go buy those ingredients for dinner tonight ...

Diana said...

That looks so good! I have never had brussel sprouts, so I must give them a go this way.

Margaret said...

I am without a doubt going to make this soon.

kate said...

Mmm. I think you might like Megan Gilger's Just 5 series on the Fresh Exchange! http://www.thefreshexchangeblog.com/2012/12/just-5-butternut-apple-soup/ (and probably many other things there.)

She Writes said...

That looks easy and great!

Laura Marie Meyers said...

YAY you made it! I bought all the fixing tonight, too :) Maybe I can channel some insane conversation to go along with it again? And drink an entire bottle of wine again? Whoops... XO

Brittany said...

Ooookay. Stopping and Trader Joe's on the way home to pick up the necessaries for this. Looks so good.