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Shredded Brussels Sprouts with Pecans and Mustard Seeds


When shredded and sauteed, these sprouts become meltingly tender. The mustard seeds and lemon juice add tang, and the pecans provide crunch. This dish is perfect served alongside a holiday turkey.

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  • Servings: 4

Source: Body+Soul, November/December 2007


  • 1/3 cup pecans, coarsely chopped
  • 2 containers (10 ounces each) Brussels sprouts, ends trimmed
  • 1/2 tablespoon butter
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard seeds
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spread pecans on a rimmed baking sheet and toast until fragrant and lightly browned, about 10 minutes; set aside.

  2. Meanwhile, with the shredding disk of a food processor, shred Brussels sprouts (if you don't have a food processor, halve and thinly slice with a chef's knife). In a large nonstick skillet, heat butter and oil over medium-high heat. Add mustard seeds and cook, stirring occasionally, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add Brussels sprouts and cook, tossing occasionally until tender and beginning to brown, 7 to 9 minutes. Remove from heat, stir in lemon juice, and season with salt and pepper. Serve topped with pecans.

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