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Elegant and Affordable: Sautéed Brussels Sprouts and Shallots

Sautéed Brussels Sprouts and Shallots

I have been in love with making Brussels Sprouts ever since I participated in the Creative Kitchen Challenge last summer when we were still Beyond the Green Door.  They are not only tasty but I found them to be some of the most versatile vegetables around!

This recipe is a quick but elegant side dish, perfect for holiday entertaining — or all year round!  The teaspoon of sugar does a wonderful job of caramelizing the sprouts and shallots ever so slightly for the perfect hint of sweetness.

Sautéed Brussels Sprouts and Shallotsfrom Cooking Light Magazine

  • 2 Tbs olive oil
  • 1 cup thinly sliced shallots
  • 2-3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 3/4 lb Brussels Sprouts, trimmed and thinly sliced lengthwise
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • Cracked black pepper, to taste

Heat a large skilled over medium high heat.  Add oil to pan, swirling to coat.

Add shallots and sauté for 3 minutes or until almost tender, stirring occasionally.  Add garlic and sauté for 30 seconds.

Add Brussels Sprouts and sugar to the pan and sauté for 5 minutes or until brown and cooked through.  Stir occasionally.

Season with salt and pepper.  Toss and serve.

21 comments on “Elegant and Affordable: Sautéed Brussels Sprouts and Shallots

  1. apuginthekitchen
    November 4, 2013

    I just got a big bag of brussel sprouts, that sugar has me fascinated and I am going to make this today. Really sounds delicious.

  2. Alicia Johnston
    November 4, 2013

    After a childhood mix-up where I insisted on this fact, not realizing that the tasty + crunchy sprouts I had tried were bean sprouts, my mom tried to cook brussels sprouts for me…it took me a long time to actually come around to loving brussels sprouts. Anything caramelized is bound to convince even the pickiest kiddo (well, maybe–at least it’ll work for me!)

  3. Caitlin @ The Siren's Tale
    November 4, 2013

    As a big Brussels sprout fan, my mouth is watering!

  4. Cloches & Lavender
    November 4, 2013

    I love Brussels sprouts and this recipe will be added to my collection. Thanks.


  5. Valentina
    November 4, 2013

    So good, I prepare them often.

  6. mmmarzipan
    November 4, 2013

    Used to dislike Brussels sprouts, but would totally love these today!

    • Green Door Hospitality
      November 7, 2013

      Yeah… I started off that way too. But now they are one of my favorite veggies! 🙂

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  8. gentlestitches
    November 4, 2013

    I love brussel sprouts too. Cooked this way they would go in the ‘comfort food” category. Yum!

  9. A Taste of Wintergreen
    November 4, 2013

    Also a big fan of brussel sprouts – and love anything caramelized. This dish looks wonderful!

  10. Chris
    November 5, 2013

    I love Brussels sprouts, and these sound really good.

  11. Neaten Your Nest
    November 5, 2013

    This looks great! I pinned it! 🙂

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