Pan Seared Brussels Sprouts with Secret Sauce


Yay! It's Brussels sprout season! Who doesn't love Brussels sprouts? I think even as a kid I loved them. They're just so cute and tasty. Of course they were probably boiled and dripping in butter. But, this easy recipe requires only 2 teaspoons of olive oil and delivers lots of flavor. So pull out your cast iron pan and let's get cooking.


* 1-2 pounds Brussels sprouts, about 30 large

* 3 large shallots, sliced

* 2 teaspoons of olive oil

* sea salt and fresh pepper


*Cut sprouts from stalk, cut off hard bottom, and wash.

*Using slicing blade in food processor slice sprouts. It may be more like shreds but that's ok.  Or you can slice them thinly by hand. Depends on how much time you want to spend. 

*Heat large cast iron pan on medium heat for 4 minutes.

*Add 1 teaspoon olive oil and brush to coat pan.

*Add shallots and cook about 1 minute until beginning to brown.

*Add sliced sprouts and 1 teaspoon of olive oil. Cook 2 minutes, turn and cook 2 more minutes. Sprinkle with 1 teaspoon sea salt and fresh cracked pepper and cook 4 more minutes, turning occasionally until nice and browned.

Secret sauce:

*2 Tablespoons Earth Balance Mayo with olive oil

*2 Tablespoons organic ketchup

*2 teaspoons Franks Red Hot or Sriracha to taste.

Mix well and drizzle over warm Brussels sprouts.

Add more salt and pepper to taste.