November 11, 2005

Brussels Sprouts with Fresh Garlic




Ingredients:

1/2 lb brussels sprouts, cut in half lengthwise
5 cloves garlic, smashed
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon olive oil

Directions:

In a saucepan with a lid, heat oil and butter. Add garlic and saute until fragrant, 1-3 minutes. Discard garlic. Place brussels sprouts cut side down in the pan. Stir, then cover and let steam until cooked through, 5-10 minutes, depending on size. Stir occasionally. If they look dry or begin to stick, add a couple teaspoons of water and continue to cover. The brussels sprouts should be hot, bright green and almost carmelized on the cut side. Remove from heat and serve.

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3 comments:

  1. Oh yum! Did you get the brussels sprouts stalk? I saw them at Giant and I almost fainted with delight. I didn't know they grew that way. I have only ever made brussels sprouts (which I just now realized are not nicely abbreviated) that were from frozen -- I will have to try the fresh. Chris doesn't like them so more for ME!

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  2. Hi, Rachel--

    I'm always looking for good brussels sprouts recipes...they're so healthy and so easy. Thanks!

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  3. i loooove brussel sprouts and have never cooked them with garlic. doh! how could i have missed such a great combo. i'll definitely try this out.

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