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Brussels Sprouts with Romesco Sauce

Brussels sprouts with Romesco sauce

Brussels sprouts with romesco sauce balance the sweetness of red pepper sauce with the bitterness of charred sprouts.

Chef Kurt Kolbe

Sous Sol

Romesco sauce
2 red peppers
1/4 cup hazelnuts
1 clove garlic
pinch of paprika & cayenne
2 Tbsp olive oil
Brussels sprouts
15-20 medium-large
Brussels sprouts
1 Tbsp butter
1/4 cup white wine
1 Tbsp olive oil

10-12 hazelnuts
1/8 cup mustard greens
1 Tbsp grainy mustard
micro greens

Romesco Sauce

  1. Roast red peppers over an open flame.
  2. Place in bowl and cover with saran wrap for 20 minutes, allowing peppers to steam so the charred skin can be easily removed.
  3. Purée in a blender with toasted hazelnuts, garlic and olive oil.
  4. Season with salt & pepper to taste.

Brussels sprouts

  1. Core and halve Brussels sprouts.
  2. Sear, face down in a pan with olive oil and butter.
  3. Deglaze pan with white wine.
  4. When Brussels sprouts are caramelized, toss and cook in the pan until tender. Season with salt & pepper to taste.
  5. Serve on top of romesco sauce, garnish with crushed hazelnuts, grainy mustard, micro greens and mustard greens.

Yield 2-4 servings of Brussels sprouts with romesco sauce 


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