Garlic Butter Brussels Sprouts

I dislike cabbage terribly. I suppose it was a Monday morning when God created cabbage. He was tired and cranky. But he had to be productive. So he threw together something bland, boring and dull. Like a bad report with a front cover and a back cover and nothing of substance in between.
If cabbage was created on a Monday morning, brussels sprouts were created on a Friday afternoon. God was eager to start the weekend and hadn’t really worked much all day; At 3pm he needed to show that he’d done something with his day at work…so there it was…a mini version of Monday’s useless report.
About 2 weeks ago, Mangy and I decided we must simply eat more vegetables. We went on a shopping spree, and landed up with a bag of brussels sprouts. Into the fridge they went, and we promptly forgot about them. Unfortunately, I did use a Fresh ‘N’ Crisp bag (these are fantastic to store vegetables for extended periods of time), which meant that the brussels sprouts were still nice and fresh 2 weeks on. If they were rotting, I could have chucked them out and moved on with life. But now, we had to face up to the little buggers!
So this is what Mangy came up with:
The end result? They were wonderful. Tender and crunchy at the same time. The garlic added a lot of warmth and depth. The pine nuts were creamy. It really was a beautiful dish that I would have been proud to serve to anyone. So am I a convert? Yep! Bring on the brussels sprouts!
You will need:
½ Kilo of brussels sprouts (Cut off the bottom woody bit, and then cut into quarters. You may need to remove a few outer leaves to clean them)
2 tablespoons pine nuts (Roast in a little butter till golden)
3 garlic cloves (Slice thin, and fry in butter till crisp and golden)
Butter
Salt
Lemon Juice
Method:
Heat butter, add brussels sprouts and cook until just tender. Add pine nuts and continue stirring until the brussels sprouts are cooked to your liking. I prefer them a little crunchy. Remove from heat, add garlic and salt to taste. Finish off with lemon juice, stir well and enjoy!

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