Need a quick and easy side dish idea for your next dinner? Try some sauteed fresh brussels sprouts (apparently I’ve been calling them brussel sprouts). I used a nonstick pan with a little bit of butter and olive oil, some cracked pepper, a little bit of balsamic vinegar, and it made for a nice addition to a chicken dinner. I cooked them on medium heat for 10 minutes then low-medium for about 15 minutes more. I also added a tiny bit of water and covered the pan at the halfway point, to really get them to steam. You can also slice them in half in order to cook them through faster. Give these a try, if you haven’t had brussels sprouts in a while… I’ll bet you will like them a lot more than when you were a kid!
I’ve also heard of adding orange juice for a sweeter, tangier version. The entire bag of fresh brussels sprouts was only around $2 at Trader Joes, and makes up to 4 servings, depending on how many “mini cabbages” you like to devour.
Occasionally I like to share some of my cooking here, and most times I snap a quick shot with my cell phone or tablet, just because I’m too lazy to go and grab my big camera. Have an even better spin on this recipe? Feel free to chime in under the comments section, below.