Brussels Sprouts with Butter and Garlic
Brussels sprouts, love them or hate them? Sometimes just hearing those two words can make you cringe, but it doesn’t have to be that way! Learning the right technique to make them fork-tender with a crispy surface is a game-changer.
Ready in just 5-10 minutes, brussels sprouts are steamed until tender then tossed in a garlic butter creating the ultimate healthy and delicious side dish recipe.
If you can, get your sprouts from a store that sells them loose in bins; pick out the smaller, tight sprouts.
As this recipe uses only a few basic ingredients, try to play on the spice factor by adding white and black pepper to give more depth, flavor, and aroma to the dish. Also, adding bacon is a classic ingredient combination. The rich, smoky notes from the crispy bacon complement the slight bitterness of the sprouts.
15 Brussels sprouts
1/2 stick butter
1 tablespoon chopped garlic
Cut the Brussels sprouts in half lengthwise, so each half still has a stalk-bit to hold it together. Cut the stems off.
Steam the sprouts – fit a pot with a steamer insert; fill with water to bottom of insert. Cover, and bring to a boil. Add brussels sprouts, and season with salt; steam, tossing halfway through, until bright green and just tender, 6 to 8 minutes.
Melt 1/2 stick of butter in a saucepan and mix in the sprouts. Mix in the garlic. Cook for 2 minutes over low heat.
MAKE IT DAIRY-FREE: Olive oil can be substituted for butter.
MAKE IT WHOLE30 and PALEO: Substitute ghee or olive oil for butter.
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