Can a rich cream sauce be healthy? Yes, when it's made with a little full-flavored cheese like Asiago, low-fat milk and sherry. Look for dry-to-medium sherry sold with other fortified wines in your wine or liquor store.
Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved
extra-virgin olive oil
finely shredded Asiago cheese
Freshly ground pepper, to taste
Place Brussels sprouts
in a steamer basket and steam in a large saucepan over 1 inch of boiling water until tender, about 8 minutes.
Meanwhile, heat oil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add shallot
and cook, stirring once or twice until just starting to brown, 1 to 1 1/2 minutes. Sprinkle in flour; stir until combined. Whisk in milk and sherry; bring to a simmer, whisking constantly. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, stirring often, until thickened and bubbly, about 3 minutes. Remove from the heat; stir in cheese, salt and pepper. Spoon the sauce over the sprouts.
Look for dry-to-medium sherry sold with other fortified wines in your wine or liquor
Calories 146, Total Fat 8 g, Saturated Fat 3 g, Monounsaturated Fat 3 g, Cholesterol 11 mg, Sodium 212 mg, Carbohydrate 14 g, Fiber 3 g, Protein 7 g, Potassium 417 mg. Daily Values: Vitamin A 25%, Vitamin C 130%, Calcium 15%. Exchanges: Vegetable 1.5,Fat 1.5.
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet