Braised Brussels with Dates

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  • Serves: 4
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Ready in: 15 mins
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Braised Brussels with Dates


  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 150g brown chestnut mushrooms, 1/4rd
  • 500g sprouts, trimmed
  • 8 large Medjool dates chopped into small pieces
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 50g salted butter, cubed
  • 2 tbsp chopped parsley
  • 2 tbsp chopped chives

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  • Heat the oil in a large saut√© pan so you have enough room to have all the sprouts in a single layer.
  • Add the mushrooms, onions and garlic and cook until all the moisture has gone and the onions have taken a little colour.
  • Add the sprouts, dates, salt pepper and a touch of water.
  • Bring to the boil, turn down the heat and cover with a tight fitting lid.
  • Simmer for 10-12 minutes or until the sprouts are cooked, I like them slightly overcooked.
  • Remove the lid and boil away all the moisture, or simply tip off.
  • Add the butter, swirl and melt, serve with plenty of chopped chives and parsley.