Brussels Sprouts are hands down one of my favorite vegetables ever! I think they get a bad wrap because many people do not know how to cook them to minimize their naturally bitter flavor. Lately, I have been happy to see the increase of Brussels sprouts on restaurant menus and all of the creative ways that they are cooked. From adding pancetta and roasting them to the Asian style of adding fish sauce and soy sauce. I have really enjoyed sampling this vegetable when I eat out 🙂
Even though these all taste great, I always cook my brussel sprouts in a very simple way and feel they do not need to be covered with the flavor of a sauce or bacon fat to truly taste good. This recipe is just that, a way to enjoy brussel sprouts in a more pure form with just a little olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper. They taste amazing! I have converted haters with this recipe and have it requested by our guests when they come to visit. Give this a try and I promise you will love it too!
Here are the Brussels sprouts all fanned out in a pan of olive oil making sure that they are not overlapping
a close up of the cooked Brussels Sprouts!