I was wandering around the produce section of our local grocery store when I came across the Brussels sprouts. There they sat, on sale, beckoning me. Normally I’d roast them or sous vide them or grill them, but this time I decided to try something new: pickling. It took no time at all to make a few jars of the sprouts. Unfortunately, because I have no patience, they then have to sit in the fridge for four or so days to get ‘happy;.
Pickled Brussels sprouts are delicious. They remind me a bit of cucumber pickles but with a much different texture. The insides are like tender cabbage. I find it hard to stop eating them. They’re great as a side snack or even chopped onto a pulled pork sandwich.
Well, I’m done. Done trying out new recipes for Brussels sprouts. Done chasing the perfect way to cook them. Sure, I’ve got several really great recipes, but I never dream about them at night. Nothing that I’d wake up at 2am for, reaching for phone and adding the ingredients to my shopping list. Until now. These creamy garlic Parmesan Brussels sprouts are just delicious. And really, they should be. They use just about every scrumptious ingredient you can find. Like bacon. And cream. And cheese, garlic… the list goes on. But do not worry, you still taste the Brussels sprouts. They aren’t lost in there.
The recipe below for creamy garlic Parmesan Brussels sprouts is exactly how i made this dish the first time. And we loved it. The second time I made it with slightly less cheese. And it was still fantastic. It’s not like I was on a health kick all of a sudden, I just wanted to try it with less cheese and it was great. You might want less cheese too. Or more.
“Mom, I want more Brussels sprouts, please!” That’s not something you would’ve heard me say as a kid. But now, put a bowl of these grilled Dijon Brussels sprouts in front of me and I’m asking for seconds. And thirds. Fantastic Dijon flavor and nicely charred sprouts, cooked until they are just tender. With just a hint of smokiness. Perfection!
These awesome grilled Dijon Brussels sprouts have quickly become our go-to side dish when grilling something for dinner. Preparation time is almost nothing. Cook time is darn near nothing. It couldn’t get any easier to make a delicious side dish.
I highly recommend that you use a vegetable basket when making this on a grill.
“Mom, I want more Brussels sprouts, please!” That’s not something you would’ve heard me say as a kid. But now, put a bowl of these grilled Dijon Brussels sprouts in front of me and I’m asking for seconds. And thirds.
Prep Time 15minutes
Cook Time 10minutes
Total Time 25minutes
1poundBrussels sproutsfresh, not frozen
1teaspoonapple cider vinegar
1/4teaspoonfreshly ground black pepperplus more for garnishing
1/4teaspoonkosher saltplus more for garnishing
Fire up your grill for direct cooking. You'll want to use a grill vegetable basket.
Trim ends off of the sprouts and cut in half. Remove any bad leaves.
Whisk together remaining ingredients in a large bowl. Add the sprouts and toss gently to coat. Let set for 5 minutes.
Transfer sprouts to a grill basket that has been sprayed with non-stick spray. Transfer to the grill and grill for 5-10 minutes, tossing occasionally, until lightly charred and just starting to soften. I use a long bamboo skewer to poke the sprouts as they cook so I can tell when they are done.
Remove from the grill and serve immediately sprinkled with more salt and pepper as desired.