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Shiitake-braised Brussels Sprouts

Shiitake-braised Brussels Sprouts

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 6


  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 ounces chopped bacon
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped shallot
  • 3/4 pound shiitake mushrooms, stemmed, sliced 1/8 inch thick
  • 1 3/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground white pepper, plus more for seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 pounds brussels sprouts, ends trimmed and any damaged outer leaves discarded (halved if large)
  • 1 1/4 cups chicken stock or store-bought low-sodium chicken broth


  • Heat 1/4 cup olive oil in a 5-quart saute pan with high sides over medium heat. Add bacon and cook until crisp, about 8 minutes. Add shallots, half the mushrooms, 1/8 teaspoon salt, and a pinch of pepper and cook until wilted and nicely browned, about 5 minutes. Remove and set aside. Add another 1/4 cup olive oil, remaining mushrooms, 1/8 teaspoon salt, and a pinch of pepper and repeat with remaining mushrooms.

  • Add remaining tablespoon olive oil and butter to pan and heat over medium-high heat until butter has melted. Add brussels sprouts, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper and cook until sprouts are lightly caramelized, 6 to 7 minutes. Add sauteed mushrooms, chicken stock, and remaining 1 teaspoon salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, until stock has evaporated by half. Cover pan, lower temperature to medium-low, and continue to cook until brussels sprouts are tender, 10 to 12 minutes.