Sautéed Brussels sprouts with Nduja and preserved lemon
Author: Jeanne Horak-Druiff
Recipe type: Vegetable side
The combination of nutty sprouts and spicy nduja sausage in this recipe makes for a surprisingly delicious combination - serve as a side dish or add cubed potatoes for a substantial vegetarian main course.
450g Brussels sprouts
4 Tbsp olive oil
1 onion, finely chopped
2 large cloves of garlic,crushed
50g Nduja (more if you want a spicier dish)
1 tsp sugar
2 preserved lemons, chopped
Trim the Brussels sprouts and cut each one in half vertically. Heat 3 tbsp of the olive oil in your widest frying pan and place the sprouts cut side down in the oil in a single layer (you may have to do them in batches, topping up the olive oil between batches). Saute over medium high heat until the sprouts start to caramelise (you will smell them). Carefully turn them over and continue to cook until the other side also starts to caramelise (another 4 minutes or so). One all the sprouts are cooked, decant into a bowl and keep warm.
In the same pan, heat the remaining tablespoon of olive oil and add the onion. Sautée for a few minutes until they start to go translucent, then add the garlic and the nduja. Stir to break up the nduja - you will see how it "melts" into the onions. Add the sugar when the nduja is all melted.
Return the sprouts to the pan with the nduja and stir to ensure that the sprouts are evenly coated. Add the chopped preserved lemons, mix well and serve.
Recipe by Cooksister | Food, Travel, Photography at http://www.cooksister.com/2013/03/sauteed-brussels-sprouts-with-nduja-and-preserved-lemon.html