Brussels Sprout Hash

Brussel sprout hash featuring apple, prosciutto, and pecans.

This meal is incredible and yields the perfect combination of salty, sweet, and savory. It’s a beautiful thing, folks. I threw it together (literally) the other day for lunch and oohed and aahed the whole time I ate it. It came together on a whim and without a plan, which is one of my favorite ways to create and test recipes. There has to be motivation and joy behind it though, otherwise, things are likely to not work out.

A special thanks to my dear friend, Laura, for the Scottish leek. She gave it to me straight from her garden last week. It was leftover from last year’s bounty. This type of leek is much smaller, and roughly the size of a large green onion. A little bit of regular leek will suffice in this recipe as well, so don’t fret if you can’t find the Scottish variety.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 cup Brussels sprouts, trimmed and quartered
  • 1 small Scottish leek, chopped OR 1/4 cup regular leek, chopped
  • 1/2 Lady Alice apple, diced (pink lady would also be great)
  • 2 pieces prosciutto, chopped (I used Applegate brand)
  • 1/2 Tbsp Dijon Mustard
  • Splash of chicken broth, preferably homemade
  • 1 Tbsp pecans
  • Pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Melt the coconut oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add the leek and brussel sprouts, and season to taste with pepper. Saute for about 5 minutes or until Brussels sprouts are browned.
  2. Next, add the apple and prosciutto, and continue to cook for a few minutes more. Mix in the Dijon and chicken broth, and let cook for a minute or two longer. Stir in the pecans, remove from heat and serve.

Yields: 1 serving

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17 thoughts on “Brussels Sprout Hash

  1. grokgrub March 12, 2013 / 6:13 am

    Happy to see a vegetable recipe… I need plenty of incentive to consume more plants!

    • paleoinpdx March 12, 2013 / 8:28 am

      Thanks! There’s still some meat in there, of course 😉

  2. Mary Catherine March 12, 2013 / 6:49 am

    Oh goodness! This looks amazing. It’s everything I like in one easy bowl!

    I been experimenting with leeks for the past few months but haven’t made anything particularly successful. I am so going I try this!

    • paleoinpdx March 12, 2013 / 8:27 am

      I know, I love one-dish meals! Oh yes, please try leeks again…they are so wonderful! They pair really nicely with apples or even pears.

  3. Shonnie March 12, 2013 / 7:43 am

    Love making stuff like this. just makes me smile and I can eat it any time of day. 😀

      • Shonnie March 12, 2013 / 9:02 am

        Don’t cha just love applegate meats? 😀

  4. Shonnie March 12, 2013 / 9:04 am

    Reblogged this on Diary of an Angry Fat Woman and commented:
    I make stuff like this all the time … but just wanted to share because I have had to look at it several times and WOW! Now I want it. 😀

  5. Aunt Laurie March 12, 2013 / 3:44 pm

    Thanks for the idea Alisa. Just bought another package of brussel sprouts on Sunday.

    • paleoinpdx March 12, 2013 / 8:17 pm

      Wonderful, Aunt Laurie! I hope you like my recipe 🙂

  6. Alisa March 12, 2013 / 4:07 pm

    This looks amazing. I have been doing a lot of brussel sprouts in browned (grass fed) butter with cajun spices! I never knew I liked sprouts as much as I do!

    • paleoinpdx March 12, 2013 / 8:18 pm

      Oh, that sounds fantastic! I’m going to have to try your recipe 😉

  7. Brittany March 12, 2013 / 5:45 pm

    Mmmm brussels and apple beautiful spring meal!

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