nutritional information

Per 3/4-cup serving:

  • Calories: 181
  • Protein: 4 g
  • Total Fat: 13 g
  • Saturated Fat: 5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 16 g
  • Cholesterol: 15 mg
  • Sodium: 56 mg
  • Fiber: 4 g
  • Sugar: 5 g

Brussels Sprouts Ragout with Lemon Pan Sauce

Serves 6

30 minutes or fewer

A ragoût is like a veggie stew, only more elegant and less “saucy.” This version gains great flavor from sautéing each veggie separately until tender and brown.
  • 2 Tbs. lemon juice
  • 2 tsp. pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp. balsamic vinegar
  • ½ tsp. grated lemon zest
  • 3 Tbs. unsalted butter, divided (1 Tbs. cut into small pieces and kept cold)
  • 3 Tbs. olive oil, divided
  • 1 lb. Brussels sprouts, quartered
  • 8 oz. (2 ½ cups) thickly sliced leeks
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced (2 tsp.)
  • 4 oz. baby spinach leaves (4 cups packed)
  • ⅓ cup chopped toasted hazelnuts, optional
  • 2 tsp. chopped fresh chives, tarragon, or parsley, optional

1. Combine lemon juice, maple syrup, balsamic vinegar, and lemon zest in measuring cup. Measure 1/4 cup water in separate measuring cup for deglazing.

2. Heat 1 Tbs. butter and 2 Tbs. oil in Dutch oven over medium heat. Add Brussels sprouts, cover, and cook 8 to 10 minutes, or until some are browned. Remove from heat, and transfer to bowl. Add 2 Tbs. water to pot, and scrape up brown bits from bottom of pot. Add deglazed juices to lemon juice mixture, and return pot to medium-low heat.

3. Heat 1 Tbs. butter and remaining 1 Tbs. oil in same Dutch oven. Add leeks, cover, and cook 7 to 10 minutes, or until leeks are soft and some are browned, stirring frequently. Uncover, add garlic, and sauté 30 seconds. Add 2 Tbs. water, and scrape up brown bits from bottom of pot. Add spinach, and cook 1 minute. Add Brussels sprouts, lemon juice mixture, and cold butter; stir just until butter has melted. Garnish with hazelnuts and herbs, if using.

October 2011 p.75

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It was beautiful!

Debbie - 2013-03-27 17:22:04

This recipe is delicious. I served it over black rice.

Lorrie Moore - 2013-01-06 02:17:23


Buster - 2012-01-08 18:26:33

I tried this recipie without a dutch oven, which might have really changed the flavor, but it was really lacking in flavor and appeal.

Jess - 2012-02-24 09:46:03