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Impromptu Entertaining: Grilled Brussels Sprouts

Grilled Brussels Sprouts

As things heat up this summer, I try to find more and more ways to take the cooking outside to keep the house from getting too warm.  Grilling Brussels Sprouts is a great way to keep your stove and oven turned off.  And by doing them on skewers, you create a wonderful presentation for your guests.  The marinade is quick and easy to make which makes these perfect for some impromptu entertaining during the week.

Grilled Brussels Sproutsmodified from Alton Brown’s Good Eats

  • 1 lb Brussels Sprouts
  • 2 Tbs olive oil
  • 2-3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp dry mustard
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • Cracked black pepper, to taste

Heat grill to medium.

Cut off the stem end of the Brussels Sprouts and remove any outer leaves that seem off colored or wilting.
Place the Brussels Sprouts into a large, microwave safe mixing bowl and heat in the microwave on high for 3 minutes.
Combine the olive oil, garlic, mustard, paprika and salt to a medium bowl and whisk together.
Add the Brussels Sprouts to the marinade and toss to combine.
Allow the sprouts to cool until you can handle them. Skewer 4 to 5 Brussels Sprouts onto each metal skewer with the stem ends facing in the same direction, leaving at least 1/2-inch in between each sprout.
Place the skewers onto the grill.  Cover and cook for 5 minutes.  Turn the skewers over and continue to cook for another 5 minutes.  Baste with any remaining marinade if desired.
Serve the skewers on a large platter.

35 comments on “Impromptu Entertaining: Grilled Brussels Sprouts

  1. Love brussels sprouts … never had them grilled but it’s a new approach. Thanks for the new way to eat them amd recipe. ~~~~ : – )

    • Green Door Hospitality
      July 1, 2013

      Thanks Isadora! They were really flavorful. Always love finding new ways to cook Brussels Sprouts! 🙂

  2. Fae's Twist & Tango
    July 1, 2013

    I loved Brussels sprouts since I was a toddler! 😀 ))) They look gorgeous and delicious!

  3. Home Seasons
    July 1, 2013

    This would be great to add to a 4th of July party menu! Welcome back to the blogging world, Kenley!

  4. Anika Kohon
    July 1, 2013

    Great idea! I love brussels sprouts and it’s crazy hot here as well.

    • Green Door Hospitality
      July 1, 2013

      Thanks Anika! And yeah…I hear CA is getting it even worse than TX this year! Yikes!

  5. Welcome back! These sound like the perfect backyard BBQ item. I always struggle with what vegetarian dish to bring. These are fancy, yet simple and most importantly, easy to transport. Cannot wait to get invited to a BBQ soon 😉

    • Green Door Hospitality
      July 3, 2013

      Thanks Sarah! It is always great to have options to bring that can go on the grill and isn’t potato salad/cole slaw related. 😉
      And hopefully we’ll be inviting the two of you over for some grilling action sometime soon. 🙂

  6. moderndayruth
    July 2, 2013

    Ohhh, Kenley, I WANT!!! I am in my Moscow’s Uni, crazy busy, sadly no time to cook at all… and this image just made me droooolllll!!!! 😀 xxxxxxxx

  7. lovinghomemade
    July 2, 2013

    Would never have thought to do that! Looks great, thanks

  8. Karen
    July 2, 2013

    What a fun way to serve brussels sprouts over the summer.

  9. Christine
    July 2, 2013

    Cool idea. At first, I thought you had to have some kind of super-human strength to be able to thread hard, raw brussels sprouts onto wooden skewers. Til I saw you microwaved them first. I love it!
    (I don’t have a grill, but this could be something to try in the broiler.)

    • Green Door Hospitality
      July 3, 2013

      Thanks! What do you mean….I thought I DID have super human strength. 😉 Also… metal skewers are the way to go with these if you can. Easier for threading. And I think these would do great in the broiler.

  10. leaner by the lake
    July 2, 2013

    We do roasted brussel sprouts with apple cider vinegar, tomatoes, and golden raisins A LOT but I’ve never tried them on a grill before. Sounds delish!!

    • Green Door Hospitality
      July 3, 2013

      Oh those sound good too! Yeah…grilling them is becoming a fast favorite technique of ours. We actually just did them today in a grill basket.

  11. Cloches & Lavender
    July 2, 2013

    Love brussel sprouts and on the grill I bet they are delish!!

  12. Penny L Howe
    July 2, 2013

    Sounds delicious (Gorgeous photograph)! I also like your approach to grilling more meals outside during the warmer weather! This will be a great addition here! Thanks! 🙂

    • Green Door Hospitality
      July 3, 2013

      Thanks Penny! Yeah…the more we can keep the oven off during the next couple months, the better! 😉

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  14. Charlotte
    July 4, 2013

    Big fan of Brussels sprouts though they suffer from a bad reputation I believe is due to the overbooked ones that get served in school canteens…good idea to make skewers!

    • Green Door Hospitality
      July 5, 2013

      I agree! They get a bad rep due to poor preparation but they are seriously yummy when done right! 🙂

  15. kalamitykelli
    July 4, 2013

    I must get me some of those kebab things. YUM! I love brussel sprouts anyway but this sound wonderful!

    • Green Door Hospitality
      July 5, 2013

      I have found them to be so great to have on hand — especially the metal ones. You wash and re-use them, plus they pierce through tougher foods really nicely. 🙂

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  18. Stephanie
    July 8, 2013

    Obsessed with brussel sprouts right now! I’ll have to give this a go!

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