Dijon and Apple Brussels Sprouts

Dijon and Apple Brussels 1.3 LighterBrussels sprouts. You either love them or you hate them. I rarely see a person is impartial about them. I personally love them but my husband hates them. He calls them alien heads and that is not a term of affection I guess.

I often see brussels sprouts cooked with wine or bacon and although that is DELICIOUS I decided to try to incorporate some different flavors. I decided to go with Dijon being the base flavor this dish. I think it is a perfect flavor pairing with the bitter brussels flavor and tangy apple. I did a mixture of searing the brussels and then adding liquid to soften them to give them a crispy and tender texture. Feel free to add Bacon if you wish – I won’t judge ;).

Enjoy!

Dijon and Apple Brussels Sprouts: Jessi's Kitchen

Dijon and Apple Brussels Sprouts
Serves 4
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
25 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
25 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 tbsp olive oil
  2. 1lb brussels sprouts, quartered
  3. 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  4. 1 green apple, peeled and diced
  5. ¼ cup Dijon mustard
  6. ½ cup bone broth or vegetable stock
  7. Zest of 1 lemon
  8. 1 tsp maple
  9. 1/8 tsp cayenne
  10. 1 tsp salt
  11. 1 tsp pepper
  12. 1-2 Tbsp slivered almonds (for garnish)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 and heat a large skillet or cast iron pan to medium/high heat and add olive oil.
  2. Cut the brussels sprouts in quarters or halves if really small. Add them to the hot pan and let sear for about five minutes.
  3. White the sprouts are cooking chop of the garlic and apple and then add them to the pan and stir. Cook for another 2-3 minutes.
  4. Mix together the Dijon, broth, lemon zest, maple, cayenne, salt and pepper and add the liquid to the brussels.
  5. Place in the oven and bake for approximately 15 minutes and then turn the oven to broil and cook for another 3-4 minutes or until slightly crisp on top. Watch carefully so they do not burn.
  6. Pull the pan out and top with the slivered almonds and serve while hot.
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