Thyme-Braised Brussels Sprouts

Thyme-Braised Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts braised in broth and thyme is a surprisingly simple preparation that yields rich and savory results.

From EatingWell: September/October 2010
Yield: 4 servings, 3/4 cup each
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

  1. 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  2. 2 shallots, sliced
  3. 1 pound Brussels sprouts, trimmed
  4. 1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth or “no-chicken” broth
  5. 1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme or 1/2 teaspoon dried
  6. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  7. 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

Preparation

  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add shallots and Brussels sprouts and cook, stirring often, until the shallots are starting to brown and the Brussels sprouts are browned in spots, 2 to 4 minutes. Stir in broth, thyme, salt and pepper; cover and reduce heat to medium-low. Cook until the Brussels sprouts are tender, 10 to 15 minutes.

Nutrition

Nutrition Per Serving: 88 calories; 4 g fat (1 g sat, 3 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 11 g carbohydrates; 4 g protein; 3 g fiber; 311 mg sodium; 480 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (130% daily value), Vitamin A (22% dv), Folate (20% dv).

1 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fat