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Brussels Sprouts with Mustard-Caper Butter
adapted from “Local Flavors,” by Deborah Madison (Broadway Books, 2002)

Active time: 10 minutes

Total time: 30 minutes

INGREDIENTS:
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature

2 tablespoons thinly sliced fresh chives or minced parsley

1 tablespoon salt-packed capers, well rinsed and finely minced

2 1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard

1 garlic clove

Kosher salt

1 pound Brussels sprouts, preferably small

INSTRUCTIONS:
Combine the butter, chives, capers and mustard in a small bowl and mix until well combined. Mince the garlic to a paste with a pinch of salt and stir it into the butter. Taste and adjust the seasoning.

Bring a large pot of well-salted water to a boil. Cut the Brussels sprouts in half lengthwise, or leave whole if small. Boil until tender, about 7-8 minutes, test by piercing with a knife. Drain well and return to the warm pot. Add the flavored butter and stir well.

Serves 4

PER SERVING: 130 calories, 4 g protein, 11 g carbohydrate, 9 g fat (5 g saturated), 23 mg cholesterol, 187 mg sodium, 4 g fiber.

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