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Sailor's sprouts (Cavoletti di Bruxelles con le acciughe) | Vegetable recipes

Sailor's sprouts (Cavoletti di Bruxelles con le acciughe)

This is a tasty way to present sprouts to your guests; it is a fusion between the countryside and sea that many would enjoy. Although the original version of this recipe requires broccoli instead of sprouts, and it is used for topping pasta, the version I propose is more used as a side dish. Remember that the chilli makes it very hot, so have a good glass of white wine at the ready to put out the fire!
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 2
Calories 650 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 500 grams (1.1 lb) Brussels sprouts
  • 60 ml (2 fl oz) Extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Cloves of garlic (halved)
  • 15 ml (1tbs) Anchovy paste
  • 2 grams (1 tsp) Crushed Chilli

Instructions
 

  • Wash, cut and trim the sprouts. Then, put them in slightly salted boiling water and simmer for about 15 minutes.
    Sailor's sprouts (Cavoletti di Bruxelles con le acciughe) | Vegetable recipes
  • Drain the sprouts thoroughly.
    Sailor's sprouts (Cavoletti di Bruxelles con le acciughe) | Vegetable recipes
  • Heat the olive oil (medium heat), add the garlic and sweat off for a couple of minutes. A wok is the ideal pan for this job.
    Sailor's sprouts (Cavoletti di Bruxelles con le acciughe) | Vegetable recipes
  • Add the chilli and give a stir. Then move on to the next stage.
    Sailor's sprouts (Cavoletti di Bruxelles con le acciughe) | Vegetable recipes
  • Add the anchovy paste
    Sailor's sprouts (Cavoletti di Bruxelles con le acciughe) | Vegetable recipes
  • Give a stir so that it is dissolved in the oil.
    Sailor's sprouts (Cavoletti di Bruxelles con le acciughe) | Vegetable recipes
  • When the anchovy paste is dissolved (it takes probably 30 seconds), you are ready for the next stage.
    Sailor's sprouts (Cavoletti di Bruxelles con le acciughe) | Vegetable recipes
  • Pour the sprouts into the wok.
    Sailor's sprouts (Cavoletti di Bruxelles con le acciughe) | Vegetable recipes
  • Cook for about 10 minutes. Meanwhile, give a stir every now and then, so that all the sprouts are well coated with sauce.
    Sailor's sprouts (Cavoletti di Bruxelles con le acciughe) | Vegetable recipes
  • After 10 minutes, the sprouts start to turn to a golden colour. This is what you are waiting for!
    Sailor's sprouts (Cavoletti di Bruxelles con le acciughe) | Vegetable recipes
  • Now, serve yourself and buon appetito!
    Sailor's sprouts (Cavoletti di Bruxelles con le acciughe) | Vegetable recipes

Notes

Buon appetito!
Federico Pezzaioli

Nutrition

Calories: 650kcal
Keyword Vegetable
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