Everyone’s favorite…brussel sprouts!

I bet a lot of you read the title and thought that you didn’t even want to read the recipe because you hate brussel sprouts….or at least you think you do.   But if you haven’t had brussel sprouts since you were forced to eat them as a kid, give them another try!

Maybe because I actually never ate brussel sprouts as a kid, I am not prejudiced against them.  But I’m guessing if you did eat them, you ate them boiled.  Which is probably why you think they are gross.

We actually eat brussel sprouts a lot on Thanksgiving.  Well my mom and I do, since no one else will try them.  We usually just half or quarter the sprouts, but I found a new way to cook them that I really like and I think you might be able to trick people into eating them this way.  This time I just pulsed them quickly in the food processor (in batches) to shred them a bit.   I really like them both ways, but I think people might be more receptive to them this way if you want to make them for Thanksgiving.  If you don’t have a food processor, feel free to just halve or quarter them.

Lime Brussel Sprouts with Mustard Seed

1-2 T olive oil

2 cloves garlic

1 t salt (or to taste)

1 t pepper

15-20 brussel sprouts (I forgot to count them but I used 1 prepackaged bag)

3 oz mustard seeds

Juice from 3 limes+ zest of 1 of the limes

Optional: 1 apple

Directions:   Cut the bottoms off the brussel sprouts and put in the food processor.  Pulse briefly until the brussel sprouts are fully chopped.  You might have to do it in batches, I did it in two.   Heat 1 T olive oil in a large pan over medium heat.  Add garlic to the oil and then add the brussel sprouts.  Add the lime juice and zest as well as the salt and pepper.  Stir continuously to ensure that all the sprouts get cooked.–it shouldn’t take too long, maybe 6ish minutes.  You don’t want to overcook because that is when brussel sprouts start to taste soggy and gross.  Once the sprouts taste cooked enough that they don’t have as much of a crisp, turn the heat off and add the mustard seeds.  3 oz is kind of a lot of mustard seed, but I thought they added a great taste and also made the dish look a little prettier.  I also added a chopped apple to half.   I thought the apple was a nice addition, but it also tastes great without it.


I pre-scheduled this to post so I’m probably out shopping with my momma right now.  We will have a weekend recap coming on Sat or Sunday.

Happy Friday everyone and have a great weekend!


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