Brussels sprouts are arriving at the Market. And, who knew that these two humble vegetables actually have a natural affinity, playing off each other's best qualities. Shop the Market for your fixings and cook yourself up a healthy, tasty fall side dish.
- 2 tablespoons chopped shallot (from 1 medium)
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
- 1 pound carrots, cut diagonally into 1/2-inch-thick pieces
- 1 pound Brussels sprouts, halved lengthwise
- 1/3 cup water
- 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
- Cook shallot in 2 tablespoons butter in a 12-inch heavy skillet over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until softened, 1 to 2 minutes. Add carrots, Brussels sprouts, 3/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables begin to brown, 3 to 4 minutes.
- Add water and cover skillet, then cook over medium-high heat until vegetables are tender, 5 to 8 minutes. Stir in vinegar, remaining tablespoon butter, and salt and pepper to taste.
Cooks' note: Vegetables can be cut 1 hour ahead and kept at room temperature
Recipe courtesy of Gourmet February 2008