Monday, October 22, 2012

Maple-caramelized brussel sprouts with Grand Marnier

Guys, I'm kind of obsessed. With brussel sprouts. I don't know where these have been all my life or why people have such a hate-on for them. They're such a cute and compact little vegetable, and filled with healthy nutrients. You've probably figured out that I like anything caramelized, and this recipe (my own) fits the bill with sticky maple syrup and orange-flavoured Grand Marnier.  This recipe serves 4. 

To make, start with 4 cups of brussel sprouts. Trim the bottoms and slice in half vertically. Thinly slice one red onion. Heat 1T olive oil into a large heavy-bottomed pot on medium-high. Add onions and cook for one minute, stirring regularly. Add brussel sprouts and 1/4 cup maple syrup (no Aunt Jemima s'il vous plait, use the real stuff). Cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until brussel sprouts achieve desired level of browning. Note that a couple of the outer 'leaves' of the brussel sprouts may come off during cooking. When cooking is complete, remove from heat and add 2oz Grand Marnier and stir to combine. 

{I kept browning for several minutes more after this photo}


  1. YUM! I've rediscovered my love of brussell sprouts in terms of toasting them with garlic and olive oil- mmm! Your recipe looks delicious as well and I have all the ingredients, will be making these later on in the week!

  2. I've never had a brussel sprout, but I love (almost) all vegetables and the sticky caramelised-ness of this recipe has me convinced that I at least need to try them! Thanks for sharing :)

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