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Saturday, 24 December 2016

Sautéed sprouts with almonds and cranberries


This Christmas Season you can give sprouts a delicious festive twist by adding sweet cranberries and golden almonds. It makes a lovely flavoured side dish to serve as part of your Christmas or New Year feast ... so please tuck in!

Ingredients:
Serves 8
500g (1lb) sprouts, quartered
4 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
30g (1 1/4oz) whole blanched almonds
2 garlic cloves, sliced
60g (2 1/2oz) dried cranberries
50ml (2fl oz) balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp brown sugar

Method:
1. Bring a large saucepan of salted water to the boil, add the sprouts and cook for 3 minutes, or until al dente. Drain well, then refresh under cold water.
2. Heat 2 tbsp oil in a frying pan, add the almonds then gently fry for 3-4 minutes, until just golden. Drain on kitchen paper and set aside.
3. When ready to serve, add 2 tbsp oil to the pan and gently fry the garlic for 2-3 minutes, until soft. Stir in the cranberries, add the vinegar and sugar then cook for 30 seconds. Add the sprouts and fry over a high heat, until warmed through. Season to taste and serve topped with the almonds.

Helpful tip:

Blanch the sprouts on the morning of cooking and reheat just before serving.

Each serving:
Carbohydrate 12.1g Protein 3.1g Fibre 0.5g Fat 8.6g

From an original idea here

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11 comments:

Tom said...

...I've never been a fan of sprouts!

roughterrain crane said...

Merry Christmas to you. Always thanks for your posts.

Anonymous said...

I love Brussels, this looks a good dish
Happy Christmas

Annie

Ela said...

Wow ! It looks very tasty !!
Merry Christmas !!

Snowbird said...

Oh, I love sprouts, this looks perfect! Wishing you and yours and wonderful Christmas.xxx

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Mmm, that looks delicious, thank you and Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Magic Love Crow said...

This looks really good!!! Thank you!!!

Draffin Bears said...

Merry Christmas dear Jan to you and your family and thanks for your kind friendship and all you share the recipes are always so good.
Love the Pogues Christmas song, fairy tale in New York and thanks for sharing
Hugs
Carolyn

Bob Bushell said...

A good xmas meal, have yourself to get a nice one.

David Gascoigne said...

If I had all the ingredients here I would try this today. Our spinach salad with cranberries and apple sounds pretty good though.

The Happy Whisk said...

I would eat that!