Brussels sprouts are such a forgotten vegetable. They can be a little boring, too. But this recipe, rated 4 forks with stellar reviews, from one of my favorite websites brings them alive. I tweaked the original, subbing apple juice concentrate for the sugar and using onion and garlic in place of shallots (which I didn't have at the moment). The usual bitter flavor of the brussels sprouts is totally subdued by the sweet apple and onion. These are absolutely delicious. Try this recipe, and you will fall in love with brussels sprouts.....honest.
Brussels Sprout Hash With Caramelized Onions
Adapted from Epicurious
Rating: 10 out of 10
INGREDIENTS: 4 Tbsp. Smart Balance 50/50 butter blend (or butter, if preferred), divided
3/4 cup chopped onion
1 garlic clove, minced
coarse sea salt and pepper to taste
2 tsp. cider vinegar
1 Tbsp. apple juice concentrate
8 oz. brussels sprouts, trimmed, halved, cut into 1/8" slices
Saute onion, garlic, salt and pepper in 1 Tbsp. SB over medium heat in small fry pan till golden, about 10 minutes. Add vinegar and apple juice concentrate; stir about 3 minutes, or till onions are caramelized.
Heat 2 Tbsp. SB in medium-large skillet over medium-high heat. Add sprouts; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Saute till brown at edges, about 6 minutes. Add 1 cup water and remaining 1 Tbsp. SB. Saute till most of water evaporates and sprouts are tender but still bright green, about 3 minutes. Add onions; taste to adjust seasonings, adding more salt/pepper if needed.
Yield: 4-5 servings