Sunday, January 30, 2011

You've Been Chopped! - Parsnips and Brussel Sprouts Phaedra Style

This was the second recipe I came up with tonight. I gotta tell you I had a blast thinking up recipes. Especially since I had no clue what parsnips tasted like and had never cooked them before. I assumed they tasted a bit like a cross between carrots and turnips.

4 Parsnips, peeled and cubed
7 Brussel sprouts, quartered w/ends cut off
5 strips of bacon, chopped
salt and pepper
1/4 cup chicken stock
2 tbsp unsalted butter
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp freshly ground nutmeg

In about 2 tbsp olive oil and 2 tbsp butter, add the parsnips. These little beauties are quite hard and will take a bit to get soft. Saute on medium to high heat, stirring fairly frequently. Add the bacon and keep stirring. Add the quartered brussel sprouts. Add the chicken stock and continue sauteeing. Add salt and pepper taste and the freshly ground nutmeg.

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