Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pomegranates and Vanilla-Pecan Butter

Sometime I find myself watching random food related shows on TV. I rarely fully focus on these shows, they’re just on for some background noise. Last year when I watched the Thanksgiving Throwdown between Bobby Flay and The Pioneer Woman, these brussels sprouts caught my eye. Since Hubby and I love roasted brussels sprouts, I was intrigued at the addition of some sweet vanilla pecan butter and pomagranate seeds.

So this year when my mom and I were planning out our Thanksgiving menu, I requested adding this recipe to the list. The vanilla pecan butter is really amazing. These are definitely a change of pace from good ole seasoned roasted brussels, and we all really enjoyed them as a party of our Thanksgiving spread and I might be making them again for Hubby’s family Christmas meal. I’d definitely recommend cutting your brussels sprouts in half for this recipe so they roast faster.

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pomegranates and Vanilla-Pecan Butter

Yield: Serves 4-6

Ingredients:

6 Tbsp butter, slightly softened
1 vanilla bean, seeds scraped
1/4 cup toasted pecans, chopped
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 pound Brussels sprouts, trimmed
3 Tbsp canola oil
3 Tbsp pomegranate molasses
Seeds from 1 pomegranate
1 lime, finely zested
1 Tbsp finely grated orange zest

Directions:

Combine the butter and vanilla bean seeds in a small bowl. Fold in the pecans and season with salt and pepper. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving.

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

Place the Brussels sprouts in a medium roasting pan and toss with the oil and season with salt and pepper. Roast in the oven until lightly golden brown, 20 minutes.

Remove the pan from the oven, add the pomegranate molasses and stir to combine. Return to the oven and cook until just tender, about 10 minutes longer.

Transfer the sprouts to a large bowl, add the pomegranate seeds and lime and orange zests. Transfer to a platter and top with some of the Vanilla-Pecan butter.

Recipe from Bobby Flay

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7 Responses to “Roasted Garlic Chipotle Sweet Potato Burgers”

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    Aimee — March 10, 2014 at 10:20 am

    YUM YUM YUM!
    These look so good. Can’t wait to make these once it finally starts feeling like spring around here!

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    Tracy | Pale Yellow — March 10, 2014 at 2:23 pm

    I love veggie burgers, this looks like a fantastic dinner option!

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    Shannon — March 10, 2014 at 8:01 pm

    definitely delicious! i’ve been meaning to make a batch of burgers that I can stash in the freezer… these might have to be it 🙂

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    Baked Potato Ovens — March 12, 2014 at 5:31 am

    Dam from the look is so yummy .Cant wait to get it in my stomach.Thanks mate for such a dish…

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    Chaya — June 8, 2014 at 1:20 am

    This is a wonderful idea. I have never thought of using sweet potatoes in veggie burgers and I am thinking about it now.

    • beantownbaker — September 2nd, 2014 @ 7:10 pm

      Definitely check them out. Sweet potato veggie burgers are where it’s at!

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    Jennifer — July 17, 2015 at 9:12 am

    I’ve tried these and love them! however, how do you make them look so good and stay together? Mine are really wet (even after adding a lot more flour) and stick like crazy to my skillet. Any suggestions?

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