Balsamic Brussels Sprouts

If you’re still not a fan of the Brussels sprout, a petite nudge is coming your way. Perhaps tonight’s the night you sit down at the dinner table, no funny business, fork in shaky hand and eyes wide. Within two quick minutes, gloriously strong balsamic vinegar and sweet apples envelop the cruciferettes, the flavors start bursting, steam fills the air, there’s some fresh crunch, some yield, the apple skin snaps and hey–seconds anyone?

Balsamic Brussels Sprouts

1 pound (two large handfuls) Brussels sprouts, ends lopped off and finely chopped
1 apple, thinly sliced
1 clove garlic, finely minced
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 pinch (or more!) red pepper flakes
3 tablespoons olive oil or butter
sea salt

In a large saute pan, heat olive oil (or butter) over medium heat. Add apple slices and allow to soften, about 3 minutes. Turn up heat, add garlic, sprouts and a good amount of salt. Cook for about one minute (you want to heat the sprouts through, but not cook them terribly long), then add vinegar and pepper flakes. Cook for another minute, then off the heat, into a bowl and to the table with it. Serves four as a side dish.

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    1. On February 12, 2013 Teddy Kim said

      Mmmmm. Can't wait to try this!

    2. On February 12, 2013 Andy Beckwith said

      You know, I have never thought of actually cutting up the Brussels – what an idea!

    3. On February 12, 2013 Dorothy Doyle said

      Recent Brussel Sprouts convert…Just became a fan last year.

    4. On February 12, 2013 Wendy Hurd said

      Yeah! I love this! FYI, Brasa in St. Paul does some pretty awesome sprouts as one of their "occasional" sides. They get the balsalmic and pine nut action going.

    5. On February 12, 2013 Katherine Kelly said

      We LOVE Brussels. Although not Paleo, a bit of parmesan cheese (the good stuff) sprinkled in the last 8 minutes of roasting in the oven is phenomenal. :)

    6. On February 12, 2013 Andrew Johnson said

      This is happening tonight.

    7. On February 15, 2013 Dave Backstrom said

      Just tried it last night, pretty yummy!

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