I’m always on the lookout for a simple, quick and easy grilled side dish. It doesn’t have to be fru-fru, but it does have to be tasty, like these planked lemon pepper Brussels Sprouts. I recently purchased a big lot of Kosmo’s Q wing seasonings. The lemon pepper seasoning is off-the-charts yummy on wings, and it got me thinking… how great would it be on grilled Brussels sprouts? Well the answer, of course, is fantastic! Nothing goes together better than lemon, pepper and sprouts!
You could roast these planked lemon pepper Brussels sprouts in the oven, or grill them directly on your grill or in a vegetable basket. But I love cooking on cedar planks. They add just a hint of cedar, something different, something good.
If you decide to use a grill basket instead of a cedar plank, an investment in a good, quality basket is well worth it. I use mine a lot. It makes dishes like this easier to make. And it’s super easy to clean up. I have a large one and a small one.
“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 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.
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.
It’s bordering on crazy just how many times I made these grilled Brussels sprouts this week. They instantly became a favorite in our household. They take no time at all to make and make for the perfect very-flavorful side dish for a meal of grilled anything! If I’m grilling my main dish, I’d prefer to grill my sides too!
The original recipe calls for skewering the sprouts. I find it easier to just dump (I mean, place) the sprouts into a stainless steel vegetable grill basket. Skewering a raw sprout is borderline impossible in my opinion. I don’t have to worry about them spinning around or falling off.
You can use the same approach for grilling other vegetables, such as small red or yellow potatoes or asparagus. Just partially cook (microwave) them first until slightly tender, add the seasonings, and grill until lightly charred and tender. Done!
I recommend that you use a grill basket when making this dish. It makes cooking easier and you don’t have to worry about anything falling through the grates. And cleanup is easier too!
It’s bordering on crazy just how many times I made these grilled Brussels sprouts this week. They instantly became a favorite in our household. They take no time at all to make and make for the perfect very-flavorful side dish for a meal of grilled anything!