Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad
12-15 large Brussels sprouts
1/8 cup of dried currants
Cheese of choice - I recommend a hard, nutty sheep's milk cheese or a more common hard cheese like Pecorino Romano or Parmesan
Fresh ground pepper
With such a simple salad, the key is the freshness and quality of ingredients. You want to shave the Brussels sprouts on a mandoline so they are reduced to pretty ribbons of sprout leaves, and julienne the radishes. Also make sure to use a good high quality balsamic vinegar (usually a little thicker than some of the watery versions we see today). If you only have a thin balsamic, quickly reduce it in a pan on the stove to intensify the flavor and thicken in slightly.
Toss all the ingredients together, and enjoy the cool salad on a hot day!