Sensational Sides- Part One

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The Ingredients!!!

You know the sidekick never gets enough credit. It is always about the hero, the main attraction. I am here to give a little love to sides. We FINALLY got our grill assembled this week, so it was the perfect time for some recipe testing. First up is a raw salad that everybody I serve it to, loves! I got the original idea from Bon Appetit’s version found here. It is adaptable as far as which veg you use as long as they hold up well to a vinaigrette. I know there are still lots of food shortages with meat and fresh produce so, feel free to adapt with what you have. Gotta be flexible during a pandemic. This variation uses broccoli and brussels sprouts, but I have also used asparagus, snow peas, cabbage, and basically everything green 🙂

Ingredients:

  • 1 head of broccoli (you can use the stalks, but I prefer just the crowns)
  • 6 ounces brussels sprouts (I just buy one container and don’t worry about size)
  • 2 oil-packed anchovy fillets (I always include, but tell nobody, but it is optional, especially if you want a vegetarian option)
  • 4 ounces shredded or grated Parmesan
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 3 tblsp fresh lemon juice ( I juice 2-3 lemons)
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 clove finely minced garlic

**If you don’t have or don’t like lemon juice in your dressing, you could sub red wine vinegar

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Look to slice about this size

Instructions:

  • Set up your food processor with the slicing attachment (You can do this by hand, but it is more labor-intensive).
  • Feed the broccoli florets into food processor until all are thinly sliced. Next repeat with the brussels sprouts.
  • Combine broccoli and brussels sprouts in a large bowl and toss with ½ tsp. salt. Let sit 10 minutes to soften slightly.
  • Rinse food processor and attach regular chopping blade. Pulse anchovies until chopped. Add garlic, 1/2 ounce parmesan, lemon juice, and olive oil to food processor bowl. Pulse until dressing emulsifies. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Pour over slaw and toss until coated. Add remaining parmesan and toss once more. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

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Look for more Sensational Sides this week!

Stay Safe and Cook On!

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