Another Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad. This one from Jessica Koslow (Sqirl, Los Angeles). It features two ingredients (sprouts and pears), each presented two ways. According to Koslow in a quote from her cookbook Everything I Want to Eat, “A lot of chefs use the great trick of highlighting an ingredient by using it in two different ways within the same dish.”
That’s a true statement. “If you’re making a beet salad, you could emulsify some of the cooked beets and use them in the dressing.” Another Jessica Koslow truism and it’s exactly how she gets more pears into this dish. Raw, thinly sliced pears served with pears caramelized in butter then whirled and emulsified into a vinaigrette. Simply delicious!
However, it’s the combination of warm buttery-browned sprouts and raw nutty-crisp sprouts that makes this way more than just another Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad. GREG