Even if you don’t like Brussels sprouts, you really need to give Shredded Brussels Sprouts with Prosciutto a try. They really don’t taste like brussels sprouts at all. There’s something about shredding them that takes the “bite” out that people don’t like. I have made this recipe for people who swear up and down they don’t eat brussels sprouts, but they eat this!!!
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time Required: Prep Time – 15 min; Cook Time – 15 min
2 lbs. fresh Brussels sprouts, washed
¾ c. chopped walnuts, lightly toasted
2 T. salted butter
1 shallot, chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
¼ lb. prosciutto, sliced into thin strips
1 T. fresh lemon juice
½ tsp. pepper
½ tsp. salt
¼ c. freshly grated parmesan cheese
Special Equipment and Other Items Needed:
Large saute pan
Preparing Shredded Brussels Sprouts with Prosciutto :
Remove the discolored leaves from the sprouts. You can either cut them in half and into shreds, or better yet, use a food processor (Melissa and I both use Cuisinart brand and love them). It will save you a bunch of time. Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the shallot and garlic and saute for a minute or two until tender. Add the shredded sprouts and cook 8-10 until they just start to soften. Add the prosciutto, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Remove from heat and add garnish of cheese and walnuts.
If you don’t have walnuts, use pecans! You can also substitute pancetta for prosciutto!