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Braised Brussels Sprouts with Marjoram

53 Reviews
92% would make this recipe again

Brussels sprouts, developed in Belgium in the 16th-century, and a member of the cabbage family, are loaded with vitamins, and a food of demonstrated effectiveness in cancer protection, in particular breast and prostate cancers. This way of preparing it does not only preserve such cancer-fighting properties, but is usually appreciated even by those who thought they didn't like brussels sprouts.

Preparation : 5 min Cooking : 20 min
110 calories/serving
  • Can be done in advance
  • Can be frozen
  • Very easy
  • Gluten Free
  • Halal
  • Diabetes-friendly

Ingredients

7 Brussels sprouts, cut in half or quartered 180 g
1/2 shallots, finely chopped 20 g
3 1/2 tsp butter, unsalted 16 g
1/2 cup chicken broth 125 mL
1/2 tbsp marjoram, fresh, chopped 4 g
2 tbsp cream 15% 30 mL
2 tbsp pine nuts [optional] 16 g
salt [optional]
ground pepper to taste [optional]

Method

  1. Prepare the vegetables: cut the sprouts in half (or into quarters, if large) and chop the shallot(s) finely.
  2. Melt half the butter in a large pan over medium heat. Add the nuts and sauté until golden, about 3 min, with constant stirring, taking care not to let them burn. Transfer the nuts to a small bowl and set aside.
  3. Add the sprouts to the pan and cook 2 min, with stirring, then pour in the broth, cover, and simmer until the sprouts are almost tender, about 7 min. Uncover and simmer until the broth evaporates, about 7 min.
  4. In the meantime, melt the remaining butter in a small pan over medium-low heat. Add the shallot(s) and sauté until tender, about 2 min. Transfer the shallots to the pan with the sprouts, then stir in the chopped marjoram and cream. Cook over low heat, stirring frequently, about 3 min. Add salt and pepper. Mix in the pine nuts then serve.

Nutrition Facts Table

per 1 Serving (160g)

Amount

% Daily Value

Calories

110

Fat

7 g

10 %

Saturated 4.1 g
+ Trans 0.2 g

22 %

Cholesterol

20 mg

Sodium

190 mg

8 %

Carbohydrate

10 g

3 %

Fibre

4 g

17 %

Sugars

2 g

Protein

4 g

Vitamin A

25 %

Vitamin C

114 %

Calcium

8 %

Iron

19 %

Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Vegetables and Fruits : 1 ¼ servings
Grain Products : 0 serving
Milk and Alternatives : 0 serving
Meat and Alternatives : 0 serving

Claims

This recipe is :
Source of  :
Calcium, Magnesium, Niacin, Phosphorus, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Vitamin E, Zinc
Good source of  :
Fibre, Iron, Manganese, Potassium, Vitamin A
Excellent source of  :
Folacin, Vitamin C, Vitamin K
Free  :
Added Sugar

DIABETES Exchange

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Food Group Exchanges
Vegetables 1
Fats 1 ½

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53 Reviews (49 with rating only ) 92% would make this recipe again
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kirstenluise
october 07, 2012 | I would make this recipe again

Best brussel sprouts ever! I just add the shallots in the last 2-3 min rather than cooking them separately. Also next time I would use a bit less broth, and 3 T of cream rather than a 1/4 cup.

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mitzy
april 18, 2011 | I would make this recipe again

We love this recipe. Savory and delicious. Tried it at Xmas and it was a big hit. Not good as a leftover as the sprouts get too mushy.

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shoshi68
november 08, 2010 | I would make this recipe again

I am a big fan of the brussels sprouts, and this will now be added to my sprouts recipes - a winner!

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Kasha
may 07, 2009 | I would make this recipe again

Excellent recipe. Have done it many times in the past few months and it is always one of the favorite dish.

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Vegetables | Side dishes | High Iron | Halal | High Fibre | Diabetes-friendly | Christmas

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kirstenluise
october 07, 2012 | I would make this recipe again

Best brussel sprouts ever! I just add the shallots in the last 2-3 min rather than cooking them separately. Also next time I would use a bit less broth, and 3 T of cream rather than a 1/4 cup.

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mitzy
april 18, 2011 | I would make this recipe again

We love this recipe. Savory and delicious. Tried it at Xmas and it was a big hit. Not good as a leftover as the sprouts get too mushy.

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shoshi68
november 08, 2010 | I would make this recipe again

I am a big fan of the brussels sprouts, and this will now be added to my sprouts recipes - a winner!

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