As a kid I did not like Brussel Sprouts. My mother would boil them (to death)and serve them to us with potatoes and meatballs, it really wasn’t a culinary experience, to say the least.
Knowing that this vegetable protects us from cancer and protects our DNA, I have persisted in preparing them. As an adult I have discovered many different ways of preparing these healthy sprouts and boiling is the worst way of doing it. It is bland and boring and simply doesn’t enhance the taste of this vegetable.
This is what I do and my kids like them too.
- 2-3 tbsp butter
- 500gr Brussel Sprouts, halved
- 1/2 onion
- 3 cloves garlic
- Tbsp seeded mustard
- salt and pepper
- In a heavy bottomed fry pan slowly melt the butter. (It needs to cover the whole pan and the onions and garlic need to swim in it.)
- Saute onion and garlic
- Add the mustard and stir
- Add the brussel sprouts
- Season with salt and pepper
- On low let this simmer until the brussel sprouts are soft. Probably 10-15 min.
You can add in some ham, mushrooms and cream as well. So good!