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caramelized brussels sprouts with lemon

★★★★★ 2
a recipe by
Carol Perricone
Massapequa Park, NY

With the holidays almost here, and it's never too early to think of a menu for Thanksgiving. I saw this in an old Better Homes and Garden magazine, and thought it was a perfect side dish to turkey and all the trimmings!

★★★★★ 2
serves 6
prep time 15 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Saute

Ingredients For caramelized brussels sprouts with lemon

  • 1/4 c
    olive oil, extra virgin
  • 4 c
    brussels sprouts, trimmed and cut in half lengthwise
  • 2 Tbsp
  • juice from 1/2 lemon (about 1 tablespoon)

How To Make caramelized brussels sprouts with lemon

  • 1
    In a 12-inch skillet, heat 3 tablespoons of the olive oil over medium heat. Arrange brussels sprouts in a single layer; cut side down. Drizzle with remaining olive oil and sprinkle generously with salt and pepper. Cover and cook for 3 minutes. Remove lid, and sprinkle sprouts with water. Cover and cook 2 minutes more. Sprouts should be just tender when pierced with a fork, and beginning to caramelize.
  • 2
    Remove cover and increase heat slightly. When cut sides are well-caramelized, shake pan, drizzle with lemon juice, and sprinkle with more salt and pepper to taste.