Balsamic and Honey Roasted Brussel Sprouts

I have made Caramelized Brussel Sprouts before but thought it was time to try out roasting.
Loved it.
So easy to prepare.
Try it 🙂

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Balsamic and Honey Roasted Brussel Sprouts
Author: Emily Goodman
Ingredients
  • 1 lb brussel sprouts
  • 1/2 of a small onion, diced small
  • 2 tablespoons lemon olive oil **if you don’t have just use regular olive oil and the juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 tablespoon honey
  • 1/4 cup of pine nuts
  • Salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Rinse the brussel sprouts and remove any damaged outer leaves
  2. Trim the bottom of the sprouts off and slice into 1/2 inch pieces.
  3. Dice your onion very small.
  4. Put sliced brussel sprouts and onion in a large plastic bag. Add 2 tablespoons of lemon olive oil, 1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar, 1/2 tablespoon of honey, and salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Shake to coat all of the brussel sprouts and pour out onto a cookie sheet covered with tin foil and lightly sprayed with canola oil spray.
  6. Top with pine nuts and roast in the oven for 20 minutes Toss once halfway through the roasting process to ensure even cooking.

 

   

 

Caramelized Lemon Brussel Sprouts

For not having many posts on the blog yet this is already my second one about brussel sprouts 🙂 Some people hate them, some people love them – I love them and am always looking for ways to give them more flavor. This won’t be the last time they make an appearance here.
The combination of the intense steam when cooking them this way and the lemon juice added towards the end makes the most perfectly tender and flavorful sprout I’ve made to date!
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Recipe adapted from Better Homes and Gardens
Caramelized Lemon Brussel Sprouts
Author: Emily Goodman
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Ingredients
  • Skillet with a lid
  • Brussel Sprouts, halved **I bought a 10oz package of them**
  • 1/4 cup of olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons of water
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice **If using fresh, it’s the juice of a half a lemon**
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Rinse the brussel sprouts.
  2. Slice off the stem ends and remove any leaves that are browning or torn.
  3. Heat 3 tablespoons of oil over a medium heat. Place the sprouts cut side down and drizzle the remaining olive oil over them. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  4. Cover and cook for 3 minutes.
  5. After 3 minutes remove the lid and add in the 2 tablespoons of water.
  6. Your sprouts will be fork tender at this point…don’t touch or flip them yet though, we’re almost done! Cover again and cook for 2 more minutes.
  7. Increase the heat on the stove slightly, uncover the skillet and toss the brussel sprouts in the pan. Add the lemon juice and more salt and pepper if necessary.
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