Friday, February 1, 2013

FFWD - Brown sugar squash and brussels sprouts en papillote


It's Friday again, and for French Friday with Dorie this week, our recipe is brown sugar squash and Brussels sprouts en papillote (ie veges in a bag).

The recipe is to chop up butternut pumpkin (I used Kent pumpkin as there were no butternuts at the supermarket) and apple, toss with Brussels sprouts, olive oil, salt and pepper, sprinkle with brown sugar, then steam in a foil bag in the oven for 25 minutes or so.

I wasn't really sure about this, but then I tasted it - and like wow - I really enjoyed this.  The brown sugar and apple gave the vegetables a pleasant sweetness.  I served my brown sugar squash and Brussels sprouts en papillote with salmon baked in the bag with coriander, lemon juice, lemongrass, salt and pepper:


This was a delicious dinner, and quick and easy to make.

For dessert, I had this delicious brownie cupcake baked by Yvonne from my Pilates class:



To see what the other Dorie cooks thought of brown sugar squash and Brussels sprouts en papillote, visit the LYL section of the website.

21 comments:

Cher Rockwell said...

After the past couple of weeks, this one was a relief, wasn't it?
Great cupcake!

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

I want to give this a try when it cools down a little. I can imagine opening up the bag would be delicious :D

Kathy said...

I really enjoyed this one, too! I do prefer to roast my veggies…however you can’t beat the clean up on this one. Love the dessert…YUM! Happy Friday!

yummychunklet said...

I'll take that cupcake!

Andrea_TheKitchenLioness said...

Beautifully colored healthy vegetables and salmon for lunch and a very delicious looking cupcake for dessert, what more could one ask for?! Nice to read that you enjoyed this recipe as well!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Guru Uru said...

This looks very healthy and delicious :D
AND that dessert - I need to go to pilates :D

Cheers
CCU

Lizzy Do said...

It was a nice combo, wasn't it? And your dessert looks pretty spectacular, too :)

Blond Duck said...

And I just bought b-nut squash! Yum!

Betsy said...

This looks great. Glad you enjoyed it. The fish sounds delicious too. Does Pilates burn off all those cupcake calories. Scrumptious!

Kari said...

All of this looks delicious, from vegetables to cupcake!

I love the sound of the brown sugar with the squash and brussels sprouts, that is a great preparation idea.

Johanna GGG said...

sounds great but amazed you had all kent and not butternut pumpkin - it is the opposite in my supermarket lately

Elaine said...

I am so glad you also enjoyed this one. Your dinner looks delicious and that dessert! Wow! :)

Guyla said...

It all looks good! Especially that cupcake:)

Teresa said...

Sounds like a fantastic dinner, topped off with a lovely treat. After last month, it's good to start off this month with a dish that everyone seems to like.

Maggie said...

Yum - both things in this post look delicious!

tricia s. said...

Bonus points for a main dish "en papillote" as well :)Indeed this is a quick and simple technique that I need to play around with to create more kitchen adventures. And I am chuckling at the thought of someone from Pilates producing such a decadent cupcake - so yummy !!!

Trevor Sis Boom said...

Even if I didn't like sprouts I would eat them all to get at that cupcake!

The Sketched Chef said...

The meal goes perfectly with my diet.
I am really going to try that at home.

And the cupcake looks also delicious

Marcellina said...

Mmmm, pumpkin and brown sugar would be a match made in heaven. Though I need to wait till the weather cools down here in Queensland before I try this. I'm strange - but I love brussel sprouts! Excuse my not commenting on you DB Challenge - internet was out in my area for a week! But your speculaas looks great!

Renee Iseson said...

I think I may have eaten the cupcake first! Your veggies do look tasty too!

Kayte said...

I won't lie to you about that cupcake because you know how I feel about chocolate, but I will say that little vessel it is in is cute! The veggies are just my thing, I went out and bought the ingredients so that I could make it this week. They look so good!!