1. Add the water to a multi-cooker and insert the steamer basket. Add the Brussels sprouts to the steamer basket. Season them with 1/4 teaspoon of the salt and 1/4 teaspoon
of the pepper. Close the lid and set the multi-cooker to the “steam” program. Cook the Brussels sprouts until crisp-tender, 20 to 22 minutes, or to the desired texture. Transfer the Brussels sprouts to a bowl and set aside. Discard the water in the multicooker.
2. Continuing to cook on the “steam” program, add the butter to the multi-cooker. Once the butter has melted, stir in the shallot and garlic, and sauté for 3 minutes, or until the shallot has softened. Stir in the almonds. Toast the almonds in the butter, stirring frequently, until lightly browned, about 10 minutes. Add the lemon juice, parsley, and the remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Return the Brussels sprouts to the multi-cooker and stir to coat with the shallot, almonds, and butter. Set the multi-cooker to “warm” and serve immediately.
Yield: 4 to 6 servings