November 18, 2015 16

Crispy Brussels Sprouts Breadcrumbs with Shallot + Sage

Crispy Brussels Sprouts Breadcrumbs with Shallot + Sage | Crispy brussels sprouts topped with warm ghee sautéed shallots, sage and toasted gluten-free breadcrumbs. It basically tastes like stuffing in a bowl.

Let all things be as they should.

Let my heart just drift like wood.
And will I break and will I bow,
if I cannot let it go?

Feel that sun just hold you right,
leave you burning down the night.
Feel that wind lap up your soul
if you cannot let it go.
If I cannot let it go.

Born in with a reason,
blown out like a ghost.
We came with our best lines,
told them like jokes.
If I could have known then
we were dying to get gone…
I can’t believe we get just one.

And when your thirst can come to me
I am a river for the sea.
When you can hold me in your sway,
I’ll give myself away.
Will I give myself away?

Born in with a reason,
blown out like a ghost.
We came with our best lines,
told them like jokes.
If I could have known then
we were dying to get gone…

I can’t believe we get just one.
I can’t believe we get just one.
I can’t believe we get just one.
I can’t believe we get just one.

Let all things be as they will.
Let my heart beat itself still.

Blind Pilot

The past few days have felt very dark and gloomy, and at times downright terrifying. My stomach aches, and my heart hurts. The world needs more love right now. And, I’m sending all of mine to you the best way I know how. With food.

This cozy bowl of brussels sprouts breadcrumbs magic is kinda basic in all the right ways. The brussels are topped with a warm dressing of ghee sautéed shallots, sage and toasted breadcrumbs, and it basically tastes like stuffing, only less-bready. It’s the best thing I’ve eaten in a really long time, and I don’t generally say that about my own food, but this time I genuinely mean it.

All my love, all the time.

p.s. I have a shredded brussels sprouts salad with a warm balsamic thyme dressing up on my FEAST Magazine column – you can get that here.

Crispy Brussels Sprouts Breadcrumbs with Shallot + Sage | Crispy brussels sprouts topped with warm ghee sautéed shallots, sage and toasted gluten-free breadcrumbs. It basically tastes like stuffing in a bowl.Crispy Brussels Sprouts Breadcrumbs with Shallot + Sage | Crispy brussels sprouts topped with warm ghee sautéed shallots, sage and toasted gluten-free breadcrumbs. It basically tastes like stuffing in a bowl.Crispy Brussels Sprouts Breadcrumbs with Shallot + Sage | Crispy brussels sprouts topped with warm ghee sautéed shallots, sage and toasted gluten-free breadcrumbs. It basically tastes like stuffing in a bowl.Crispy Brussels Sprouts Breadcrumbs with Shallot + Sage | Crispy brussels sprouts topped with warm ghee sautéed shallots, sage and toasted gluten-free breadcrumbs. It basically tastes like stuffing in a bowl.

Crispy Brussels Sprouts Breadcrumbs with Shallot + Sage
 
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I think using ghee to toast the breadcrumbs adds warmth and richness, but if you're vegan or dairy-free olive oil will work great.
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Makes: 4 servings
Ingredients
  • 2 brussels sprouts bunches
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons ghee {or olive oil}
  • 2 shallots, minced
  • 10 sage leaves, chopped
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • ½ tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 pieces bread {whole-grain/gluten-free or otherwise}
  • sea salt, to taste
  • black pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Wash and halve the brussels sprouts. Coat them with the olive oil and spread them onto a baking sheet cut side down. Roast for about 15 minutes, flip and continue roasting for another 10 to 15 minutes or until the brussels are tender and golden brown.
  3. Meanwhile toast the bread to medium brown and chop or tear into small pieces, and set aside.
  4. Sauté the shallots in ghee on low heat for about 5 minutes - stirring occasionally allowing them to turn translucent and brown slightly. Then add in the sage and parsley and sauté for 1 minute more. Last add the apple cider vinegar, and stir and scrape all the yummy bits from the bottom of the pan. Cook for a few seconds until the apple cider vinegar almost evaporates and then toss in the breadcrumbs. Stir to coat the breadcrumbs with the mixture.
  5. When the brussels sprouts are done roasting toss them with the breadcrumbs and serve warm.

16 Responses to "Crispy Brussels Sprouts Breadcrumbs with Shallot + Sage"

  1. Reply

    Kathryn @ The Scratch Artist

    November 18, 2015 at 8:39 PM

    Your lack of words was more powerful than some of the words I have read. Food is my best way of sending love too. I love this dish and I would take it over stuffing too…or maybe both ;-) <3 <3

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    danielle is rooting the sun

    November 18, 2015 at 9:00 PM

    sherrie, food is one of the greatest communal gatherings we can experience with one another. it is unity, and its a common thread. we can share it and understand it and speak its language and feel it together. beautiful and warming brussels sprouts to ignite our hearts in the face of darker tides. i love your flavors, and with roasting these darling cabbage friends i don’t ever have much of a filter – i eat them until they’re gone. & beautiful blind pilot to deliver the message on a dream – much love to you. ♥

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      Sherrie

      December 6, 2015 at 7:08 PM

      Food, and music both. Right? <3

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    Amanda Paa

    November 18, 2015 at 10:08 PM

    that is such a beautiful poem. life feels weird right now. shaky, sad, rough…. things happening that i have a hard time believing are real.

    there is comfort in food, and sharing it with others, and i love you for sharing your words and this dish. she’s a beauty, full and vibrant. xo

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      Sherrie

      December 6, 2015 at 7:07 PM

      Amanda, I wish I could give you a real-life hug! xo

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    Jayme | holly & flora

    November 18, 2015 at 11:20 PM

    First of all, thank you SO much for the introduction to Blind Pilot! I’m currently listening to their 2011 album, as I write this. Such beautiful words in the song that you quoted. I’ve had a difficult time processing the events we’ve witnessed recently. I just can’t wrap my head around it all. All I can do is vote on what I stand for, love the family and friends I have, and continue living and keeping hope that the world will improve.

    Love this recipe, too. AND it has apple cider vinegar! I have to tell you that I’ve been seriously gobbling the stuff up. I made Steve a cup of hot water, lemon, and apple cider vinegar {which I LOVE!}, and he completely gagged. I forced him to continue sipping it because that’s what good SOs do for each other! HA! Much love to you!

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      Sherrie

      December 6, 2015 at 7:07 PM

      Blind Pilot is great soul soothing music. All my love Jayme, so thankful for you in my life! xo

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    Dani Mendocha | Styled Variety

    November 19, 2015 at 9:31 AM

    I’m super obsessed with roasted brussels – and adding crispy breadcrumbs to the mix?! Amazing!! Can’t wait to try this :)

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      Paige

      November 19, 2015 at 2:01 PM

      Oh…and Brussels are muh Fav! Can not WAIT to make this for Thanksgiving dinner ANNND Christmas dinner!!

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    Christine // my natural kitchen

    November 19, 2015 at 2:13 PM

    Those lyrics capture the sentiment that I think so many of us are feeling. It’s hard to put it all into words for me but I just feel really sad with what happened and the way that some have directed their reactions.

    Given the time of year that we are in and that is approaching, I am so drawn to dishes like this for family dinners and gatherings. I love this not-bready stuffing type of recipe, it looks delicious!

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    Lindsey

    November 19, 2015 at 4:53 PM

    love those lyrics, isn’t music the great equalizer when it comes to feeling gloomy? this dish looks like such a bowl of comfort with all the right things inside – shallots + sage-y breadcrumbs, oh my yum! big <3's to you, lady!

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      Sherrie

      December 6, 2015 at 7:06 PM

      THE BEST. All my love, all the time Lindsey, xo!

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    Jodi

    November 21, 2015 at 6:16 PM

    Sometimes music just sums it all up for us, doesn’t it? I love Blind Pilot and have just turned that song on for another listen, thanks for reminding what a soul good tune it is. Wishing you love, music and lots of brussel sorouts for your week, Sherrie. The world is a big crazy place, but the one thing I know to be true is always, and again – love. Sending it you way xx

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      Sherrie

      December 6, 2015 at 7:04 PM

      You bet, Blind Pilot is really the best to make your cry, in all the good ways. xo

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    Lily | Kale & Caramel

    November 22, 2015 at 7:27 PM

    This song! Just listening to it for the first time—though the lyrics alone had me crying before the music began. Plus a giant bowl of these crispy sprouts? What a perfect evening. Sending hugs.

    • Reply

      Sherrie

      December 6, 2015 at 7:05 PM

      It’s the best. All my love, Lil, xo!

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