Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Another veggie recipe

Brussels Sprouts with Garlic and Honey
Cooking Light Annual Recipes 2007 Copyright 2006

1 Tbsp butter
1 pound Brussels sprouts, quartered, trimmed
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
3 Tbsp water
1 Tbsp Honey

Melt butter in a large, nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add Brussels sprouts, salt, and pepper; saute 3 minutes. Add thinly sliced garlic cloves, saute 2 minutes or until lightly browned. Add water; cover and cook 3 minutes until Brussels sprouts are tender. Drizzle with honey and toss well to coat.

I saw these gorgeous Brussels sprouts at the auction and I couldn't resist. I had planned on making my favorite Brussels sprouts recipes, Shredded Brussels Sprouts. I never intended on making Brussels sprouts any other way than shredded after making that recipe, but I compromised here and cut them into smaller pieces (mostly into sixths instead of quarters). It worked. It worked so well, I ate the entire pan of these for dinner!

I think Brussels sprouts get a bad rap because they're hard to cook well when they're left whole. Shredding them or cutting them into smaller pieces, at least quarters, is the way to go, in my opinion. It's the best way to get flavor throughout them without overcooking.

Two recipes this week - wow! Will there be a third? Stay tuned.


Sheila said...

YUM!! I think I could eat a whole pan of those myself. I had brussel sprouts in my garden last year but some how they got mysteriously mowed down. Yep, my husband hates brussel sprouts so he got rid of them--I fixed him though--I just buy them and cook them any way!!!

Annie Jones said...

I love Brussels sprouts. Thanks for posting this!

Meg said...

So glad you're cooking again! These look wonderful. Did your boys like them?

The Cookbook Junkie said...

I didn't even offer them any. I didn't want to share!

My older son is funny about cooked vegetables (he prefers them raw, loves salad). I could have run these by the little guy. Next time I will. I'm already planning on making this again, soon.

Red Dirt Mummy said...

Hmmmm... not a Brussel sprouts fan but these do look good. And the Hubby is a big fan so he'll love me even more if I make these for him ;)

Anonymous said...

I really like Brussels sprouts, but I'm the only one in the family that does. I cook them for myself and eat the entire thing, as you did. I'm eager to try this recipe. I'm loving that you're back.


Mrs. L said...

I love brussel sprouts and make them with garlic all the time but never thought about using honey. I'll have to try this.