Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Brussels Sprouts with Maple Syrup

I have been buying brussels sprouts weekly, the last month or so, and as a result I learned how to spell it properly.  At this point, the kids in my class would tell me the IT is spelled I-T and think they were very funny.  So they know how to spell IT and I know how to spell Brussels Sprouts.

I had finished making an eggplant dish and had a few cubes of eggplant with no place to go so I browned them up and added them to this dish.  In truth, I did not taste them at all so I am guessing, they took on the flavors of the dish and hid behind the brussels sprouts.

Brussels Sprouts with Maple Syrup (adapted from Bon Appetit)

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 pound brussels sprouts, trimmed, halved lengthwise 
1 small onion, rough chopped
2/3 cup eggplant, peeled and chunked
freshly ground black pepper
1/8 cup pure maple syrup
1 tablespoon unsalted butter, room temperature
1 tablespoons chopped  fresh parsley
 1/2 tablespoons thinly sliced fresh chives


Method:
Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.


 Add brussels sprouts halves, cut side down, onions and eggplant, adding oil as needed.

Cook until golden brown - about 5 minutes.

Season with  pepper and toss; cook until tender, 3–4 minutes longer. Transfer to a large bowl.
Remove skillet from heat.


Add maple syrup, butter, and herbs to pan. Once butter has melted, add vegetables to skillet and toss to coat. 

Transfer brussels sprouts mixture to a large serving platter and spray with cooking oil.

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6 comments:

  1. Hi Chaya,
    Your students are very cheeky!
    I have never tried brussel sprouts with maple syrup. Both ingredients are quite costly over here, especially the maple syrup!

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    1. Hi Chaya,
      Thank you for linking to CYB!
      Hope you have a lovely week!

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  2. I'm always trying to find new vegetable recipes and this looks good.

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  3. Hi Chaya,

    Your students are funny... Nice that these cheeky actions can make our days happy :D

    Brussel sprouts with maple syrup? Never try this combination before. Sounds interesting!

    Zoe

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  4. We love brussels. This recipe looks delicious.

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  5. I love brussels sprouts too and the maple syrup is a wonderful idea! I had to smile at your student comments :) Thanks again for your kind comment!

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