brussel sprouts – yuck or yum?!?

this recipe will make you say “yum” for sure.  and as we count down to the biggest food day of the year, i’m sharing tips and recipes to make your day deliciously memorable.  tip #2:  cook one healthy item.  blasphemy right??  well even though it is THE DAY to go all out, there are always a couple of people who are fairly health conscientious and at least want the option of something without cream, butter or gravy!
besides, these brussel sprouts are so killer you’ll be making them year round to balance out any rich meal.
jk’s seriously tasty brussel sprouts:
1 bunch brussel sprouts (sliced into ¼ wedges)
2 tbsp. olive oil
1 lemon
1 tsp. crushed red pepper
kosher salt & fresh cracked black pepper

heat 1 tbspn. of olive oil in a skillet over medium high heat.  add the quartered brussel sprouts to the pan and sprinkle liberally with the crushed red pepper, kosher salt & pepper.  you want the sprouts to get a little bit of a crispy char so don’t turn them immediately.  let them rest there and sizzle for about 2-3 minutes.  drizzle the rest of the olive oil over the tops of the brussel sprouts and turn them over in the pan.  let this side cook for another 2-3 minutes and add the juice of one lemon. sauté until the sides are cooked through and there is a little blackening all over.  add more salt and pepper to taste & serve!

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8 Responses to brussel sprouts – yuck or yum?!?

  1. BeautyParler says:

    Great pics of the food! Making me hungry, found your blog thru Hello,Splendor!

  2. kayce hughes says:

    Welcome to blogging. I love brussel sprouts and your blog.

  3. I'm AE Jones says:

    YUMM! I love brussel sprouts! Welcome to the world of blogging… excited to read more!

  4. perfectlastbite says:

    Thanks for the feedback, the support and the LOVE! Hello, Splendor is amazing and am so thankful for her shout out! Can you tell I'm still in "thanks"-giving mode??

  5. says:

    Can't wait to try this recipe! I love brussel sprouts! So glad that our mutual friend, Beth D, shared your link!

  6. melcrutch says:

    great recipe – i'm making these for a christmas party this weekend, as is my mom! sure to be a holiday favorite!!

  7. perfectlastbite says:

    Who knew everyone loved brussel sprouts?? This post has been such a favorite. Must be the photography… :)

  8. The Bridge says:

    I love brussel sprouts! My husband usually adds some garlic cloves and apple cider vinegar (to cut the bitterness of the sprout). Yum! Thanks for sharing. Found your site through Joie. Oh – and I'm itching to find out that tomatillo/chicken soup recipe!