Adapted from Food & Wine
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Capers, Walnuts and Anchovies
- 3 pounds brussels sprouts, halved lengthwise or quartered
- 3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 cup walnuts
- 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
- 1 tablespoon grainy mustard
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 3 tablespoons capers, rinsed and chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 shallots, minced
- One 2-ounce tin of anchovies, drained and minced
- Salt and freshly ground pepper
Preheat the oven to 425°. In a large bowl, toss the brussels sprouts with 1/4 cup of the olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Spread the brussels sprouts on 2 large rimmed baking sheets and roast for about 45 minutes, stirring once or twice, until tender and charred in spots. (Note: Mine were done after 20-25 minutes)
Spread the walnuts in a pie plate and toast for about 8 minutes, until golden. Let cool, then coarsely chop the nuts.
In the large bowl, whisk the vinegar with the mustard and honey. Whisk in the remaining 1/2 cup of oil until emulsified. Add the capers, garlic, shallots, and anchovies; season with salt and pepper. Add the brussels sprouts and walnuts and toss well. Serve.
The key to Michael Symon's deeply savory side dish is a dressing that includes anchovies, capers, mustard, and a little honey.