How do you prepare Brussel sprouts? Do you boil or steam them? I sauté Brussel Sprouts with a splash of Whisky or wine. As they cook, the alcohol reduction makes this simple veggie sweet – and happy!
Enjoy these Drunken Brussel Sprouts as a side dish for your Thanksgiving turkey. You’ll get great reviews on this recipe.
Prep time: 15 minutes
Serves: 4 to 6 (as a side dish)
1/3 cup olive oil
1 to 1-1/2 pounds fresh Brussel sprouts (15 to 18 count)
1/2 cup chopped white or brown onion
1/2 cup Whisky or dry white wine
Salt and ground black pepper, to taste
1. Working over a sink, trim and discard the stubs from the Brussel sprouts. Remove outer leaves, cut the sprouts in half lengthwise. As you cut the sprouts, place them in a bowl with cold water.
2. Drain the Brussel sprouts and pat them dry with paper towels; set aside in a bowl.
3. Heat the oil in a 10 to 12-inch skillet. Add the Brussel sprouts and stir fry on medium high heat for about 2 minutes.
4. Stir in the chopped onion and stir fry 2 minutes or until onion is clear.
5. Add Whisky or wine, salt and pepper to the Brussel sprouts in skillet.
6. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook 3 to 4 minutes or until the sprouts are crunchy-tender. Cook 1 to 2 minutes longer for a softer consistency.
Serve as a side dish to poultry, meat or fish.
Text and Photograph ©2012 Nancy DeLucia Real