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Umami

Timmy’s Recipe Book

Crisp Gnocchi with Brussels Sprouts and Brown Butter

4 servings

servings

20 min

total time

Ingredients

1 pound brussels sprouts (or cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower or even cabbage)

1 lemon

4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

Kosher salt (such as Diamond Crystal) and black pepper

1/2 teaspoon red-pepper flakes

1 (18-ounce) package shelf-stable or refrigerated potato gnocchi

6 tablespoons unsalted butter, sliced into 6 pieces

1/2 teaspoon honey

Freshly grated Parmesan, for serving

Directions

Trim and halve the brussels sprouts. Using a vegetable peeler, peel thick strips of lemon zest, then coarsely chop. (You should have about 2 teaspoons chopped zest.)

In a large (preferably 12-inch) skillet, heat 3 tablespoons olive oil over medium-high. Add the brussels sprouts, season with 1/2 teaspoon salt and a few grinds of pepper, then arrange the brussels sprouts in an even layer, cut side down. Scatter the lemon zest over the top and cook, undisturbed, until the brussels sprouts are well browned underneath, 3 to 5 minutes. Add the red-pepper flakes, stir and cook until the brussels sprouts are crisp-tender, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer to a medium bowl.

In the same skillet, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium-high. Break up any gnocchi that are stuck together, add them to the pan and cook, covered and undisturbed, until golden brown on one side, 2 to 4 minutes. Add the butter and honey, season with salt and a generous amount of black pepper, and cook, stirring, until the butter is golden, nutty smelling and foaming, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in the brussels sprouts until warmed through. Serve with grated Parmesan.

4 servings

servings

20 min

total time
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