Archive: Feb 2014

Michael Symon’s Fried Brussels Sprouts With Walnuts and Capers

Ingredients:
  • Canola Oil for deep frying
  • 1/2 pound Brussels sprouts (trimmed and quartered lengthwise)
  • 1/4 cup walnut pieces
  • 1 1/2  teaspoon Honey
  • 1/2  Serrano chile (seeded and minced)
  • 1 tablespoon capers
  • 2 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
Directions:
Pour enough oil into a medium pot so that the oil comes 3 inches deep up the sides. Heat the oil to 350 Deg F.

While the oil is heating, whisk together, serrano, honey, red wine vinegar, and extra virgin olive oil in a bowl large to toss all the Brussels sprouts. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Keep the bowl near the stove top.

Working in batches, deep-fry the Brussels sprouts until the edges begin to curl and brown, about 3 minutes.  Add the walnuts and capers to the last batch and stand back because the capers will pop and sputter!  Give the contents of the pot a stir, remove with a skimmer and place directly into the bowl of dressing. Toss to coat. Add salt and pepper to taste.


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Dan and Caroline Swansey dreamt about starting a sustainable organic farm for a long time. Before starting our own farm, we worked as farm managers in California. We love everything about our job- it is our dream to do what we do. We love using sustainable, organic practices to produce food as it gives us confidence that it can be done. We love working with our draft horses, Bud and Charlie to plow the fields and use the manure spreader. We love lambing season when we get to see newborn lamb stand up after minutes of being alive. We love starting new seeds for a new growing season of producing a diversity of vegetables. There is also something so fun at watching our layer hens get excited when we move them to a fresh patch of pasture.

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