Lemony Brussels sprouts make an easy side dish that's pleasantly surprising.

Everyday Food, October 2008


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Recipe Summary

15 mins
25 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • In a skillet, combine sprouts and 1/2 cup water; season with salt and pepper. Bring to a simmer over medium heat. Cover; cook, stirring occasionally, until most of the water has evaporated and sprouts are crisp-tender, 5 to 8 minutes (add 1/4 cup more water if skillet becomes dry before sprouts are done).

  • Increase heat to medium-high; add oil to skillet. Continue to cook, uncovered, without stirring, until sprouts are golden brown on underside, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in lemon juice; season with salt and pepper. Serve with lemon wedges.


Reviews (4)

327 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 46
  • 4 star values: 58
  • 3 star values: 144
  • 2 star values: 69
  • 1 star values: 10
Rating: 5 stars
This is such an quick, easy recipe! It's the best Brussels sprouts I've ever eaten!!
Rating: 5 stars
My husband and I love Brussels sprouts and I'm always looking for new ways to cook them. What I love about this recipe is that they are par simmered first, then given a bit of crunch with the sauteing. The consistency was spot on. I used lime instead of lemon because we have a tree full of them at the moment. I added the lime to the pan while they were sauteing. I also added garlic powder. Hubby LOVED them. He kept walking by the bowl and shoving them in his mouth. Will make again.
Rating: Unrated
These were, by far, the best brussels sprouts I have ever had. My family raved and raved about them to everyone. They were nutty, a little sweet and pretty.
Rating: Unrated
yummy....even for those who have an aversion to Brussels sprouts...a fresh taste..try it, it's good for you, lots of vitamins