Brussels Sprouts were always an off limits food for me up until a few months ago. I had never tried them and they always get such a bad reputation amongst many of my friends. Recently my boyfriend and I were out to dinner and he ordered a side of these. I was like WHAT! Why would you order Brussels Sprouts when you could order sweet potato fries, or creamed spinach or any number of other sides… but I guess he just wanted some Brussels Sprouts. When they arrived at my table I decided that I had to try them… and you know what… they were delicious. Granted they were soaked in butter and salt… but delicious nonetheless.
Seeing as how its the new year and I never cook with butter anyway, I wanted to remake this delicious side dish into something healthy.
Brussels Sprouts are pretty easy to find right now. They are at all of my local farmers market and they have them on the stalk at Trader Joes.
I wanted to add a little citrus flavor to this dish seeing as buttery flavor from the butter will be lost – so I used some of these fabulous lemons.
After they were sauteed and fully cooked I hit them with some grated gruyere cheese and some sea salt as well as freshly ground black pepper. They were perfect. Delicious. I want them for breakfast, lunch and dinner for the next 3 days. Well, maybe not breakfast… but they were truly fantastic.