This brussels sprout orrechiette recipe is wrapped up in a creamy, herbed sauce for a hearty, all-in-one vegetarian meal. Dairy free and delicious!
I planted my spring garden in February, under a grow light outside my bedroom. Cabbage, cauliflower, and brussels sprouts – twelve starts in total. 2 cabbage plants and 1 brussels sprout survived their indoor infancy and the transplant to the big, bad outdoors. It's my second time growing brussels sprouts and I now understand why they are hard to find and usually quite expensive. They are NOT easy to grow. But if I harvest even a few sprouts off my temperamental plant, all my hard work will be worth it.
I've been sitting on this recipe for a while. Not literally sitting, but you know what I mean. Literally, the recipe itself has been proudly sitting on my coffee table inside the spring issue of Edible Indy. And I've been chomping at the bit to share it with you guys. But for the sake of exclusivity, I let the magazine and their readers have first dibs.
Bonus: They liked our recipes so much that they invited us back and asked us to have a repeating column in the magazine with 3 recipes per season! The spring issue was our first time seeing our recipes in print and we are still over the moon about it. Edible Indy is such a fantastic publication with a focus on local, sustainable food and an awesome team of editors – we're thrilled to be working with them!
Each issue, our column will feature recipes that showcase seasonal ingredients in some of our favorite ways. Brussels sprouts aren't quite in season right now, but you can still find them in most grocery stores and this recipe is plenty of reason to do so.
The sprouts are seared to a crisp and the creamy, herby sauce is poured over to fill up all the little layers in each sprout. And then there's the pasta. Why orrechiette, you ask? Their curved, boat-like shape makes them especially effective at delivering the maximum amount of sauce. I've given this a lot of thought, and orrechiette is definitely the way to go.
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