Eating Seasonal: Brussels Sprouts
The farmers market can be a healthy diet's best friend: fresh produce at a great price. For September- why don't you dive into Brussels Sprouts? They are just coming into season now, on the cusp of summer, so I thought I'd share a grilling recipe! Include these super veggies into your regular cook-out fare for a healthy snack. They are actually quite yummy- If you haven't had Brussels Sprouts since you were a wee tot, they deserve a second chance!
Grilled Brussels Sprouts
- 1 pound Brussels sprouts
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 1 teaspoon dry mustard
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Heat a grill to medium.
Cut off the stem end of the Brussels sprouts and remove any yellowing outer leaves. Place the Brussels sprouts into a large, microwave safe mixing bowl and heat in the microwave on high for 3 minutes. Add the olive oil, garlic, mustard, paprika and salt 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 with stem end closest to the flame. Cover and cook for 5 minutes. Turn the skewers over and continue to cook for another 5 minutes. Serve as is or for additional flavor, remove the sprouts from the skewers, return them to the original mixing bowl and toss with any of the remaining oil and garlic mixture before serving.