Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Steamed Brussel Sprouts

Brussel sprouts are a new favorite side dish of ours. If you missed THIS POST on garlic roasted brussel sprouts, go check it out. If I have extra time I go for roasted versions, if I am in a rush, then steaming and sauteing are first on my list. And of course in the summertime, steaming is the only way to go without heating up my house to WAY too hot! They are both equally yummy, just very different! The squirt of lemon juice on these sprouts takes them to a whole new level-so don’t skip that part!

Steamed Brussel Sprouts
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1 lb fresh brussel sprouts
2-3 Tbsp butter
Salt and Pepper
1 lemon

Cut off ends and remove any old-looking outer leaves on the brussel sprouts and discard. Chop into quarters. Steam the brussel sprouts for 3 minutes or until just tender. They should be almost cooked all the way through. Strain the hot water and place the sprouts in a bowl of ice water, this will keep their color bright green.

Meanwhile, heat 2-3 Tbsp of butter in a large sauté pan on medium heat. Add the brussel sprout quarters. Increase the heat to medium high and cook for several more minutes. Salt and pepper to taste, while the brussel sprouts are cooking. Do not overcook! Overcooked brussels sprouts are bitter and are the main reason why some people don't like them.

Remove the pan from the heat, and squirt with the juice of 1 lemon. Add salt and pepper to taste prior to serving.

Serves 6.
Recipe highly adapted from simplyrecipes.com

1 comment:

catherine11 said...

Loving this recipe so much. I made it at my grandma’s house. The combination of recipes goes well with each other and the taste is certainly admirable. www.gourmandia.ca and www.coffeefashion .com also have interesting recipes that you’ll surely want to try!