Brussel sprouts are a bit of an oddity. On one hand, it’s a vegetable that lots of people love to eat over the holidays (and any time of year for that matter), yet there are those that absolutely despise them. When we say some people despise them, we’re not saying that lightly, either: Brussels sprouts are unfortunately the poster child for those that hate eating vegetables. Even so, they’re one of the healthiest vegetables one can eat, and besides – they’re a holiday favourite.
Wouldn’t it be nice if you could whip up a Brussel sprouts dish that everyone could enjoy? Now you can thanks to this awesome recipe from Food.com (originally appearing in Joy of Cooking). You will make a believer out of Brussel sprouts this holiday season – but don’t take our word for it. Take a look at this awesome recipe below, and show your guests how delicious Brussel sprouts can actually be!
- 15 Brussel sprouts
- Halve these lengthwise.
- These must be fresh – visit us at The City Market to find the freshest Brussel sprouts in the area!
- ½ tbsp. of butter.
- ½ tbsp. of olive oil.
- 3 cloves of garlic.
- Smash these finely.
- Grated parmesan cheese.
- Using a medium-sized skillet, melt butter and olive oil. It’s suggested you do this over mid-high heat until the mixture is foamy.
- After the mixture is foamy, reduce the heat to medium.
- Add the smash garlic and cook the mixture until it is a light brown.
- Remove the garlic and discard the rest of the mixture.
- Add Brussels sprouts that are cut-side down. Cover them and cook the Brussel sprouts without stirring on medium-low heat for 10-15 minutes (or until the Brussels sprouts are tender when you insert a knife into them).
Note: Joy of Cooking states that the cut-side of the Brussel sprouts should eventually brown and have a nutty, buttery flavour that is ultimately enhanced by garlic.
- Finish cooking the Brussel sprouts by topping it with grated parmesan cheese along with salt and pepper to taste.
There you have it – a Brussel sprouts recipe that brings out what Brussels sprouts are all about: delicious, nutritious, and flavourful. Use this recipe this holiday season, and we can guarantee you one thing: your guests will be going back for seconds!