brussels sprouts

04.27.11

I rarely meet a brussel sprout that I don’t adore. Unless they are steamed, in which case I’d rather pass. I just can’t get on board with steamed vegetables! ¬†{Do you like steamed veggies? Maybe I’m missing some important step.} Sauteed, roasted, caramelized or grilled and I’d eat vegetables for breakfast, lunch and dinner!

Back in March when I was in California my cousin, who is an excellent cook, made some extra delicious brussels sprouts and I couldn’t wait to try them at home. ¬†They are a delicious combination of sauteed and roasted.

 

Sauteed & Roasted Brussels Sprouts - 2-4 servings

Cut of stem and slice lengthwise.

Pour a healthy layer of olive oil in the bottom of a large pan and heat to medium-high. Turn on broiler to high.

Place the brussels, cut side down, in a single layer on the pan. Cook for about 6-7 minutes, until the bottoms have turned brown. (Don’t flip them or stir, just let them get brown!)

Remove from heat and place in oven, middle rack, and broil for about 4-5 minutes until tops are golden brown. Season with salt and pepper.

We were clearly fans – the Taster and I were fighting over the last few. :)

25 Comments ( Reply )

  1. Holly @ The Runny Egg
    Apr 27, 2011 @ 8:16 am

    Those look delicious. I’ve never prepared brussel sprouts on my own — I’ve only had them at restaurants or friends’ houses. I didn’t know what to do with them!

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  2. Faith @ lovelyascharged
    Apr 27, 2011 @ 8:26 am

    I’ve just started appreciating brussels sprouts, but I have yet to enjoy them plain…I definitely need some sort of sauce or glaze to get on board with them!

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  3. Estela @ Weekly Bite
    Apr 27, 2011 @ 8:34 am

    I love brussels sprouts! I can eat them all day :)

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  4. Mandy
    Apr 27, 2011 @ 9:00 am

    I’ve avoided brussel sprouts since being stuck at the dinner table for not eating them at a young age. Guess it’s time for me to be “an adult” and give them another chance. Thanks for the recipe:)

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  5. Jessica @ Dishin' About Nutrition
    Apr 27, 2011 @ 10:12 am

    I love brussels sprouts! Unfortunately the BF does NOT like them at all, he said I can’t even cook them in the apartment because they make our place stick for days afterwards! Boo :(

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  6. Dana
    Apr 27, 2011 @ 10:16 am

    This sounds soo delicious! I do like some veggies steamed, but roasted and sauteed are usually way better…. and doing both just sounds amazing!

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  7. erin
    Apr 27, 2011 @ 12:17 pm

    Brussels sprouts are my fave veggie (had ‘em for breakfast today!), so I’m always up for a new way to prepare them. This recipe looks delish!

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  8. catherine (FOOD SNOB)
    Apr 27, 2011 @ 12:35 pm

    I actually prefer brussels sprouts steamed over roasted — tossed with a drop of garlic butter, of course!

    I also like broccoli, sugar snap peas, carrots, green beans, beets, and artichokes steamed — but JUST until they are done. Literally, like 1 to 2 minutes for everything but the beets and artichoke!

    Have you ever heard to salt your veggies as you put them in the steamer? I swear, this is the magic touch!

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    • Emily
      Apr 27, 2011 @ 1:15 pm

      Ok, I will try steaming something soon. It has been a while and maybe they’ve just been too mushy in the past. Thanks for the salting trick!

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  9. Kathleen @ KatsHealthCorner
    Apr 27, 2011 @ 1:22 pm

    I LOVE BRUSSEL SPROUTS!!! I just had some roasted and I LOVE THEM!!! :D

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  10. Natasha
    Apr 27, 2011 @ 2:05 pm

    New reader and I LOVE your blog!!!

    This is my favorite way to have brussel sprouts. I actually like to roast them just the way you did, but have them with a little side of hot sauce (whichever kind you prefer – I like Trader Joe’s spicy jalepeno sauce or an asian spice). SO good!

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    • Emily
      Apr 27, 2011 @ 9:47 pm

      Thanks Natasha! I have to try your idea of serving them with hot sauce, I love spice!

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  11. Mellissa
    Apr 27, 2011 @ 3:29 pm

    I love brussel sprouts, they are so darn good!

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  12. Katie@Real Food Katie's Way
    Apr 27, 2011 @ 8:02 pm

    Oh my gosh I LOVE brussel sprouts…Roasted, steamed, sauteed, grilled, ETC…My husband absolutely turns up his nose everytime I make them (which is usually 2 or 3 times a week!) I will say this though, they have to be fresh…I can’t do bagged frozen brussels…

    I just added them to some soup yesterday and they were my favorite part…First of they are adorable and secondly I love the crazy amount of leaf layers there are…The texture makes me swoon!

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  13. Kristin @ FoodFash
    Apr 27, 2011 @ 8:39 pm

    I can’t believe you don’t like steamed veggies! I haven’t taken my steamer out in a while (it’s on a top shelf I can’t reach) but I do remember adding garlic and ginger with the veggies while they steamed and they turned out pretty decent!

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    • Emily
      Apr 27, 2011 @ 9:43 pm

      I’m going to give steaming another try – it has been a while. :)

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  14. Maris (In Good Taste)
    Apr 27, 2011 @ 9:13 pm

    This is the only way to eat them! Fabulous recipe!

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  15. Michelle {The Lively Kitchen}
    Apr 28, 2011 @ 4:25 pm

    I made the Daily Garnish brussels sprouts almost weekly for a few months (this recipe : http://www.dailygarnish.com/2010/12/asian-sesame-glazed-brussels-sprouts.html). The husband really liked them too.

    The kids however, walked in the kitchen and said ‘what is that awful smell?” Hopefully it will become an acquired taste. :)

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  16. Emily
    Apr 28, 2011 @ 6:13 pm

    the hubster LOVES brussels sprouts. we pan brown them with olive oil, garlic and pine nuts. it’s his absolute fav.

    and i don’t much care for steamed veggie’s either.

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  17. Erica
    May 02, 2011 @ 7:14 am

    I have to agree with steamed veggies. No a big fan. These sprouts look yummy!

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  18. holly
    May 29, 2011 @ 2:14 pm

    roasted brussel sprouts are the ONLY way to go!!

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