Brussels sprouts aren’t known to be the tastiest vegetables but when prepared with the right recipe, they can be really addictive! In addition, brussels sprouts are high in fiber, vitamins and antioxidants. They are also known to help reduce the risk of cancer and improve blood sugar control.
So, if you’ve got a cosy potluck gathering planned this holiday season, give this simple and delicious recipe a try instead of ordering the usual fast food delivery. Apart from tasting really good, this crowd pleaser can also be garnished with sprigs of fresh herbs and lemon slices for an added festive flair!
LEMON & THYME BRUSSELS SPROUTS
Brussels sprouts, sliced thinly lengthwise – 450g
Dijon mustard – 1 teaspoon
Sherry vinegar – 2 tablespoons
Extra virgin olive oil – 1/4 cup (for dressing)
Extra virgin olive oil – 1 tablespoon (for stir-frying)
Thyme – 1 teaspoon
Finely grated lemon zest – 1/4 teaspoon
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
- In a small bowl, whisk the mustard with the vinegar.
- Gradually whisk in the 1/4 cup of oil until emulsified.
- Add the thyme and lemon zest to the dressing mixture, and season with salt and pepper. Put the dressing aside.
- In a large skillet, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil, until shimmering.
- Add the brussels sprouts and cook over moderately high heat, stirring occasionally, until crisp-tender and charred in spots, about 5 minutes.
- Remove from the heat and stir in half of the dressing. Transfer brussels sprouts onto a deep dish.
- Serve warm or at room temperature, passing the extra dressing at the table.
- Optional: Garnish brussels sprouts with fresh thyme or rosemary sprigs and lemon slices for festive flair.