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Carola's Brussels Sprout Delight


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Ingredients

4 portion(s)

Basic ingredients

  • 500 g small Brussels sprouts, trimmed with a cross cut into the stem base
  • 4 potato, diced into 2cm cubes (you could use 2 or 3 potatoes)
  • 500 g water
  • 4 bacon rashers, chopped
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped

Mustard Sauce

  • 30 g butter
  • 30 g plain flour
  • 3 tsp mild mustard, (I like Dijon or Australian)
  • 60 g reserved water from vegetables
  • 200 g milk
  • 1 tsp veggie stock paste
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 6
    5min
    Preparation 5min
    Baking/Cooking
  • 7
    easy
    Preparation
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    Appliance TM 5 image
    Recipe is created for
    TM 5
    Please note that the TM5 mixing bowl has a larger capacity than the TM31 (capacity of 2.2 liters instead of 2.0 liters for TM 31). Recipes for the Thermomix TM5 may not be cooked with a Thermomix TM31 for safety reasons without adjusting the quantities. Risk of scalding by spraying of hot liquids: Do not exceed the maximum filling quantity and observe the filling level markings of the mixing bowl!
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Recipe's preparation

    Steam the Vegies
  1. Add water to the TM bowl. Place the simmer basket inside the bowl and fill with diced potato. Close the TM lid. Place the Brussels sprouts in the base of the Varoma dish. Pop the Varoma lid on top and position the Varoma on top of the TM bowl and lid.

    Cook the vegies for up to 25 minutes / Varoma temp / speed 2 checking your vegetables regularly to see when they are cooked. The sprouts are more likely to cook first which is why I pop them up in the Varoma and keep the potatoes in the basket. This way, when the sprouts are cooked, you can remove them and keep them warm in a ThermoServer until the potatoes are cooked.

    Once the potatoes are properly cooked, add them to the ThermoServer with the sprouts and toss to combine.

    Remember not to throw out the water!

  2. While the vegies are steaming pan fry the bacon until crispy. 

  3. Sprinkle the chopped tomato and half the cooked bacon on top of the potato and sprouts. Pour the sauce all over and top with the balance of the bacon bits.

  4. Serve with a steak, fish or chicken.

  5. Making the Mustard Sauce
  6. Add butter to the TM bowl and melt 2 min / 100° / speed 1.

    Add flour and mustard and cook 3 min / 100° / speed 1.

    Add reserved water, milk, vegie stock paste and cook 5 min / 90° / speed 4. Season to taste.

    Pour over the vegetables and serve.

  7. QUICK VERSION (which doesn't have as much flavour, but is faster)

    Add all sauce ingredients into the TM bowl and cook for 6 mins / 90° / speed 4

    Season to taste.

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Tip

My daughter used to love this dish as a child, which used to amaze me because my own memories of Brussels sprouts as a child were awful. Mind you, back in the 80s our mums used to cook more with frozen vegies and boil the life out of them! I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do. 

When choosing Brussels Sprouts at the green grocer, select smaller ones as the taste becomes stronger and more bitter when they are bigger. Remove any scruffy looking outer leaves, trim the stem and cut a cross into the base of the stem (this allows for more even cooking throughout the sprout.


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