Sunday, November 28, 2010

Eat Greens, Get Lean

My favorite part of our Thanksgiving dinner was the brussels sprouts dish that my mom made. It was the perfect side dish for turkey, but would be delicious with pork chops or steak. I cleaned up the original recipe from to make it more Paleo-friendy, replacing the butter with coconut oil and omitting the sugar. Turned out delicious!

Give it a try:

3 tablespoons coconut oil
1/2 pound shallots, thinly sliced
Coarse kosher salt
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1 1/2 pounds brussels sprouts, trimmed
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 cup water

Melt 3 tablespoons coconut oil in medium skillet over medium heat. Add shallots; sprinkle with coarse kosher salt and pepper. Sauté until soft and golden, about 10 mins. Add vinegar and sugar. Stir until brown and glazed, about 3 mins.
Halve brussels sprouts lengthwise. Cut lengthwise into thin (1/8-inch) slices. Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add sprouts; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Sauté until brown at edges, 6 mins. Add 1 cup water. Sauté until most of water evaporates and sprouts are tender but still bright green, 3 mins. Add shallots; season with salt and pepper. Yield 8 servings.

Eat greens, get lean!

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