California Love- Maple & Mustard Brussels Sprouts
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Recipe Type: Side Dish
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Serves: 4 ppl
 
The "Switcher" of Brussels sprout recipes. If you didn't like them before, they are that convincing.
Ingredients
  • 2 cups (17oz.) Brussels sprouts; cleaned and halved
  • 1 Tbl. (.5oz.) whole grain mustard
  • 1 Tbl. (.5oz.) maple syrup
  • 1 Tbl. (.5oz.) butter
  • 1 Tbl. (.5oz.) vegetable, olive or grape seed oil
  • pinch salt & pepper each to taste
  • 4 slices crispy crumbled bacon (optional... as always:)
Instructions
Brussels Sprout Prep
  1. Put medium pot of water on high to bring to a boil; salt water
  2. Rinse Brussels sprouts
  3. Cut bottom off Brussels sprouts and remove loose outer leaves
  4. Place Brussels sprouts in boiling water for 3-4 minutes until brighter green
  5. Remove immediately and place in bowl of ice bath to stop cooking
  6. Remove from water after a minute and halve each Brussels sprout
Directions
  1. Melt butter & oil in a large flat bottomed saute pan over medium heat
  2. Place one layer of Brussels sprouts cut side down in heated pan for 4-6 minutes or until browned
  3. Once caramelized, remove from heat and toss Brussels sprouts in mustard, maple syrup and optional bacon
  4. Plate and enjoy!
Notes
Brussels Sprouts: 1. Have a large number of thought to be anticancer compounds called sulforaphane. 2. Tend to turn people off because of their smell first BUT that smell is only intensified when over cooked. So don't dare boil or steam the love out of these beautiful baby cabbages.
Recipe by Honest Cooking at http://honestcooking.com/california-love-maple-and-mustard-brussels-sprouts/