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Showing posts with label easy Brussels sprouts. Show all posts

Monday, April 22, 2013

Honey-Glazed Brussels Sprouts

I like Brussels Sprouts. They're not necessarily the vegetable that I crave, but they're a nice change from the norm. There's a place where I sometimes eat lunch that makes great Brussels sprouts. They're slightly sweet, which I would guess is from honey. They have a little sauce, not enough to swim in, just a touch to add flavor. There's a little bit of herb in it, but none of us have quite been able to figure out which one.

So I gave it a shot. Did my attempt work out? Well, it doesn't taste like their Brussels sprouts -- it's better! Who'd have thought it? Not only was it delicious, but we were dipping fish in the leftover sauce in the pan because it was so good. And unbelievably simple. This is a great quick side dish.

Honey-Glazed Brussels Sprouts

8 - 12 fresh Brussels sprouts
1 tablespoon olive oil
3 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons butter
12 tablespoons honey
one good pinch thyme

Wash Brussels sprouts and remove icky outer leaves. Cut off stems and slice an X in the base of each Brussels sprout.

Heat olive oil over medium low and add Brussels sprouts. Sprinkle with 3 tablespoons of water. Cover and cook over medium low heat for five minutes.

Add butter, honey, thyme, and sprinkle lightly with salt.

Cook another 2-4 minutes uncovered.

Drizzle with sauce from pan to serve.