Even though I love brussels sprouts, I honestly was not excited about this recipe. I was super hungry this afternoon and didn't think such a simple recipe would be filling and satisfying. I found the recipe on a Healthy Dinner Recipe list on Epicurious and tweaked it a little as I went. The flavor profile is genius I tell ya!
The natural nuttiness of Brussels sprouts is greatly enhanced by the addition of pine nuts, and sauteing the sprouts deepens that flavor. Tossing them with al dente fettuccine will make you wonder how anyone could dislike them.
I sliced one onion and set it over medium heat to caramelize with a small drizzle of olive oil. I cannot resist these, and end up munching on them while I put together the rest of dinner. I should have sliced two onions, because the sweet caramelized flavor was excellent in this dish.