Garlicky Brussels Sprouts

Garlicky Brussels SproutsI think every time I post a Brussels sprouts recipe I say something like ‘this is the recipe that might just change your mind about this controversial vegetable’, but I really do this think this could be the one – I mean who couldn’t love something cooked in garlic-scented butter! And remember there are lots of good reasons for eating
these tiny power-packed mini cabbages including their fibre and
vitamin content and cancer fighting properties.

Garlicky Brussels Sprouts  

This super-easy side dish is a perfect accompaniment to sausages or roast chicken.

Another delicious idea, which turns this dish into a main, is to spoon the cooked sprouts over a split baked potato with crispy bacon on the side.

Serves 4

a good knob of butter
olive oil
2 cloves garlic, smashed
20 Brussels sprouts, cut in half through the stem
sea salt and black pepper

1              Place butter and a good splash of oil in a frying pan with a lid over a medium-high and heat until butter foams and subsides.

2              Reduce heat, add garlic and cook for 2-3 minutes or until lightly coloured – take care not to burn. Remove garlic and discard.

3              Add Brussels sprouts and toss to coat. Arrange sprouts in a single layer, cut side down, cover and cook for 10-15 minutes or
until sprouts are tender. Season with salt and black pepper.

So tell me, do you have a favourite way of cooking Brussels sprouts?

Where did the ingredients for this dish come from:
Garlic, Brussels sprouts: Krismaw Gardens – Hastings; Olive oil: The Village Press – Hastings; Store Cupboard Ingredients: butter, salt, black pepper.

Note: Many of these producers can be found at the Napier Urban Food Market each Saturday morning and/or at the Hawke’s Bay Farmers’
Market each Sunday morning.

Happy cooking and eating.

Recipe by Rachel Blackmore

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9 thoughts on “Garlicky Brussels Sprouts”

  1. I hated Brussels sprouts when I was a kid, but love them now. My mom used to overcook them, so they were just awful. But cooked until just done, as in your recipe? So wonderful! And they pair well with garlic, don’t they? Good stuff — thanks.
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    1. You won’t want the cold weather we are experiencing at the moment – Liz:-) probably why the sprouts are tasting so good!

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