Brussels sprouts with nutmeg recipe

Lindsey Bareham / 17 November 2014

Find out how to cook the perfect Brussels sprouts with our recipe for Brussels sprouts flavoured with nutmeg - ideal for Christmas dinner.

Cooking time

2-3 minutes

Serves

10-12



Ingredients

  • 750g/1lb 10oz Brussels sprouts
  • 3 whole nutmeg
  • 4 tbsp vegetable oil

Method

Although often the unwanted vegetable at Christmas dinner, Brussels sprouts are an important fixture at the dinner table and when cooked the right way can be a delicious vegetable in their own right.

Rather than boiling or steaming the Brussels sprouts, this recipe stir fries the sprouts so that they retain some of their crunch and fresh flavour. It's extremely quick and easy to do and means that you don't risk overcooking the Brussels sprouts.

This recipe is designed for Christmas dinner and serves 10 to 12 people, so reduce the quantities to suit the number of people if serving as part of Sunday lunch.

Trim and quarter the sprouts lengthways.

Use a small, sharp knife to shave the nutmeg into crumbly scraps.

Heat the oil in a wok over a very high heat.

Add the sprouts, toss a few times then add the nutmeg shavings. Continue stir-frying for 2-3 minutes, no more.

You could also add diced bacon, if you like.

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