Sous vide brussels sprouts and sprout tops with miso butter and cashews

  • Side
  • 4
  • 1 hour 15 minutes
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Chantelle Nicholson's inventive sous vide Brussels sprouts recipe is cooked with an umami miso butter to season and add richness to this classic Christmas side dish. Crunchy cashews add a touch of texture to finish.

First published in 2016




Brussels sprouts and sprout tops with miso butter

  • 16 Brussels sprouts
  • 50g of unsalted butter
  • 20g of miso paste, gluten free if necessary
  • 1kg sprout tops, hard stalks removed
  • 2 bay leaves

To serve


  • Water bath
  • Large vacuum bags 2
  • Bar sealer
  • Deep-fryer


Preheat a waterbath to 70°C
Clean and half the sprouts and set aside. Soften the butter and whisk in the miso paste until completely combined. Transfer the sprouts, bay leaves and half of the miso butter to a large vacuum bag and seal
Cook the sprouts in the waterbath for 45 minutes. Add the sprout tops to another large bag with the remaining miso butter, seal and cook at the same temperature for 20 minutes
  • 1kg sprout tops, hard stalks removed
To serve, place the sprouts and sprout tops on a large serving dish and drizzle with the cooking juices from the bags. Garnish with chopped cashews and tarragon
First published in 2016

From New Zealand law student to the opening of her first solo sustainable restaurant Apricity (which won a Michelin green star in 2023), Chantelle Nicholson’s hard work and determination – especially in evolving free-from and plant-based cooking at the highest level – has cemented her reputation as one of the UK's most forward-thinking chefs.

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