Brown Butter Brussels Recipe | Abel & Cole

Brown Butter Brussels

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Serves4-6 people
Vegetarians Gluten-free diets

Brown butter is created by caramelising all the milk proteins in the butter, giving it a delicious slightly sweet and hazelnutty flavour that pairs beautifully with blanched sprouts. A simple, cheffy twist to a Christmas classic.


  • Sea salt
  • 500g Brussels sprouts
  • 75g butter
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • A pinch of mixed spice (optional)
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1. Bring a large pot of salted water to the boil. Trim your sprouts and remove any discoloured leaves. Halve or quarter the sprouts.
2. Boil the sprouts for 5 mins, or till just tender. Drain them.
3. Put the pan back on a medium heat. Keep the sprouts in the colander. Add the butter to the warm pan. Let it bubble up and froth till it starts to go a nutty, caramel brown.
4. Toss the Brussels sprouts through the nutty butter for a few mins. Season with salt, pepper and a pinch of mixed spice if you fancy it. Serve straight away.
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