Brussels Sprouts
with Maple Mustard Vinaigrette

This recipe is a featured recipe from the book P. Allen Smith's Seasonal Recipes from the Garden.

Brussels sprouts are said to have been cultivated as far back as the thirteenth century in the vicinity of Brussels, Belgium, and have carried that name ever since. I've always been taken with how the vegetable looks like Thumbelina-size cabbages. The plant has a tall stem on which many tiny heads, or sprouts, form.Its cousins, green and red cabbages, make one large head at the top of a short stem, but if you cut the head of a common cabbage from the plant, numerous tiny heads will grow from the remaining stem, in much the same manner as Brussels sprouts.

Some people find the assertive flavor of this vegetable unpleasant, but I've discovered that more often than not, the naysayers have had the unfortunate experience of eating Brussels sprouts when they were overcooked, which is the cause of that bitter taste. Prepared properly, they are wonderfully sweet and nutty, and they take well to being steamed, roasted, or sautéed.

If you are among those who are on the fence about the flavor of Brussels sprouts, this recipe might just give you that needed nudge.

Serves 6 to 8

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds fresh Brussels sprouts
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon coarse-grained mustard
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • Cracked black pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Fill a large bowl with ice and cold water, and set it aside.
  2. Trim the bottoms of the Brussels sprouts, discarding the outer leaves.
  3. Cut a ¼-inch-deep X in the stem end of each sprout (to ensure even cooking).
  4. Bring a large saucepan of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the Brussels sprouts and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes, or until tender, stirring occasionally. Be careful not to overcook them!
  5. Plunge the sprouts into the ice water to stop the cooking, and then drain them in a colander.
  6. Whisk the vinegars, maple syrup, mustard, salt, nutmeg, olive oil, and pepper in a medium bowl until thick and smooth. Add the Brussels sprouts and toss to coat. Transfer the sprouts to a serving bowl, and serve at room temperature.
  7. The Brussels sprouts can be cooked and the vinaigrette prepared in advance. Just reheat the sprouts in boiling water or in the microwave, and then toss them with the vinaigrette.

Comments

  • olesholman@gmail.com says:

    I love this vegetable but my children don't so it is always fun to find a new recipe I can try. Thanks so much.

    January 17, 2011 02:12am

  • fwong52ut@yahoo.com says:

    Brussel sprouts are one of my favorite foods! But my husband doesn't like them unless they are "doctored up." This recipe with its maple-mustard vinaigrette is the perfect solution! An absolutely delicious way to serve them!

    January 15, 2011 08:27pm

  • mlorigan says:

    Oh my, the vinaigrette is so good. I'm always looking for ways to add veggies that are not our favorite to the menu; we have a winner. I believe this vinaigrette will also replace my regular oil/vinegar for salad.

    January 15, 2011 07:06pm

  • voodoo120 says:

    What a great recipe for brussel sprouts, it is hard to find different and delicious recipes for them.

    January 15, 2011 05:38pm

  • lidia521 says:

    I just loved the recipe,it's easy to prepare and tastes great,I must confess that I didn't like brussel sprouts,I used to over cook them . From now on,I will include them in my diet more often.

    January 15, 2011 11:47am

  • vcountryman@verizon.net says:

    Have enjoyed brussel sprouts in many tempting ways, but this recipe definitely sprints the sprouts to the head of the vegie file
    ... and too, hereafter, an "X" in very stem bottom.

    January 14, 2011 12:31am

  • jads60@gmail.com says:

    jads60 We love brussel sprouts and it was good to have a healthier and very tasty receipe to make them even more enjoyable. The
    grandkids will also enjoy this new way. Thanks

    January 13, 2011 10:30pm

  • FanofPAllen says:

    My wife made this, offering me just one Brussel's Sprout, saying, "Have a ball!" I did-- Yum! I have high cholesterol, & my doc says this recipe can help. I hate most fruit & veggies, but I promise to try one new recipe from your cookbook every week.

    January 13, 2011 04:07pm

  • vtgreeley says:

    Due to the way my French mother caramelized brussel sprouts they have always been one of my favorite vegetable-even as a kid! You're recipe is simple yet tastey and with the sweet vinaigrette it elevates their flavor to a new level.

    January 13, 2011 01:49pm

  • vanwink@realtracs.com says:

    I ejoy growing brussell sprouts as much as eating them. Thank you so much for this easy and delicious recipe, the flavors work so well together.

    January 13, 2011 11:26am

  • marcellecady says:

    Who doesn't love brussels sprouts? My husband for one! But this recipe has changed his taste - he loved it.

    January 13, 2011 11:10am

  • rgcalong@centurytel.net says:

    my husband and i love brussel sprouts to begin with so this recipe was wonderful a new way to enjoy them it was delicious thanks for coming up with this recipe paul , carolyn long

    January 13, 2011 09:46am

  • cubbysmom says:

    I Love Brussel sprouts and often try to think of new ways to make them, this recipe captures all the flavors of the pallet, with the balsomic, mustard and maple flavors added to the rich flavor of the sprouts...it sounds heavenly...!

    January 12, 2011 09:48pm

  • sandraperpetuashields@msn.com says:

    It was hard to decide which recipe to choose because all three sound delicious, but I'm going to go with the Brussel Sprouts because I'm a big vegetable eater & I love brussel sprouts!!! I will however try all three of these recipes. Thank you :)

    January 12, 2011 05:45pm

  • drfrn40 says:

    Growing up, I wanted to run the other way when Brussels sprouts were put on the dinner table. They were the frozen variety with just a little salt and pepper. This recipe makes me LOVE Brussels Sprouts!

    January 12, 2011 05:38pm

  • soyarra says:

    I first tasted brussel sprouts on a Christmas trip to London (where they are on every table) and learned to love this much-maligned vegetable. They stand up to strong flavors and sweetness, so this recipe is perfect.

    January 12, 2011 03:36pm

  • LadyBug99 says:

    This winter, I have re-discovered brussels sprouts and have been trying various new recipes. We love them roasted. Can't wait to try them with maple and mustard vinaigrette - what a way to gussy up the humble sprout!

    January 12, 2011 01:46pm

  • twrjkh@aol.com says:

    The recipe was delicious! Having grown Brussel sprouts for the first time last summer, I have tried several different ways to prepare them, especially love them oven roasted with flavored olive oils. Your recipe is a keeper.

    January 12, 2011 12:24pm

  • les clark says:

    M'm good! Now that I know the secret to cooking them correctly, everyone in our large family is asking for brussel sprouts almost daily! Its a good thing they grow so well in our garden.

    January 12, 2011 12:08pm

  • Lrn2grw says:

    Brussel sprouts...the dreaded childhood vegetable that was hidden in pants pockets or stared at until bedtime. This recipe adds a flavorful twist and simple elegance for any child or adult.

    January 12, 2011 11:59am

  • mahrle says:

    I don't have time to grow my own, but my grocery has them on the stem. I get maple syrup from Vermont., I add finely chopped nuts. That's as fresh as it gets!!!

    January 12, 2011 11:27am

  • tapestryofcolor@yahoo.com says:

    Allen, I just love brussel sprouts. I like the addition of maple flavoring, I think that sounds perfect. Can't wait to try out the recipe and see if my husband will eat them more! ~Ginny~

    January 12, 2011 10:28am

  • jpgp@mc.net says:

    Our family absolutely loves brussel sprouts. We tried this recipe with baked instead of boiled sprouts and it was yummy with the hint of mustard. I'm going to try this with steamed radishes also - should be great.

    January 12, 2011 10:17am

  • fordcoupe37@yahoo.com says:

    sorry i didnt care for this . just thinking its brussel sprouts .!

    January 12, 2011 08:58am

  • scarecrow13t says:

    I took your recipe on sprouts a step furthe by inserting wedges of elephant garlic into the base of each sprout and topping them with grated cheese.Itwas the talk at the dinner table as my guests forgot to thank me for the great meal, only the sprouts!

    January 11, 2011 11:10pm

  • nola says:

    Brussel sprouts are wonderful, but I often neglect to serve them. This recipe combines ingredients that make will really bring out the flavor. I plant a yearly garden and brussel sprouts will be in it this year.

    January 11, 2011 10:27pm

  • NJ says:

    Even though I know Brussell Sprouts are good for us, I always hated the bitter taste - now I know they were just over cooked! Thanks for educating me in the kitchen as you have done in the garden. I would LOVE to get a free copy of your new book.

    January 11, 2011 10:17pm

  • lwood10108 says:

    Brussel Sprouts are the best at anytime and when you combined them with maple syrup and mustard is to be everlasting wonderful eating. Thank you so much for having the forsight in all the areas that you do. You are wonderful. :)

    January 11, 2011 09:40pm

  • jvbrick0121 says:

    I am pleased to find the solution to my age old problem with "bowling balls". Improper cooking procedure. The nutmeg adds an extra sophisticated touch to the recipe.

    January 11, 2011 07:50pm

  • partycake42 says:

    I love brussel sprouts but have always eaten them plain. The sauce adds nice flavor. Thanks for the great alternative to plain. This is great!

    January 11, 2011 06:50pm

  • ldoman3 says:

    I love this recipe best not because of the recipe itself, but because of the charming introductory remarks..."Thumbelina-sized cabbages" may indeed be the nudge I need to try what looks like a wonderful recipe!

    January 11, 2011 05:30pm

  • BunnyOne says:

    This vinaigrette sounds delicious for Brussels sprouts, but I also want to try it on other vegetables!

    January 11, 2011 05:15pm

  • rivermaddy@aol.com says:

    I dared to prepare the Brussels Sprouts recipe for four family members who were Sprouts haters. Voila - one maple/vinagrette recipe
    later they are believers. What a joy - what enthusiasm. Thank you - River Maddy

    January 11, 2011 04:19pm

  • fsoaklawn says:

    The sweet-sour taste of the vinaigrette really enhances the flavor of the brussells sprouts.

    January 11, 2011 03:34pm

  • nitajayne@kinzua.net says:

    Brussel sprouts used to make me gag; hated the smell of them cooking. Now I crave them. This combination of flavors enhances all the wonderfulness of this wee edible miracle. I steam mine though......X-cellent recipe !

    January 11, 2011 02:18pm

  • bracinfan@excite.com says:

    I joined for the great gardening tips; I stayed for the recipes. I love the help fixing delicious foods from the fruit of my labors! Thank you.

    January 11, 2011 01:41pm

  • Annmarie says:

    I love brussel sprouts,maple sryrup.Great recipe.Delicious.

    January 11, 2011 10:15am

  • iseark says:

    One of my favorite comfort foods, made even more comforting. Your blend of flavors make it even more "warming" for those chilly days when I harvest my sprouts.

    January 11, 2011 09:05am

  • scawley says:

    Love these guys, always looking for new recipes and loved this one, sweet and delicious new way to serve them.

    January 11, 2011 08:59am

  • mopfer2003@yahoo.com says:

    Always looking for another great recipes for brussel spouts, one of my favorite foods. Great!

    January 11, 2011 08:56am

  • autumn46 says:

    Down in Louisiana, its hard to change from your regular rice, beans, meat and gravy, but I tried your brussel sprout recipe and really, really liked it....will be replacing the rice from time to time with your brussel sprout recipe.

    January 11, 2011 08:40am

  • scrapperdeb says:

    Tried brussels sprouts once over 30 years ago. It would be interesting to try them again using your recipe. It actually sounds tasty!

    January 11, 2011 08:15am

  • casper3klc says:

    I GROW THESE LITTLE GUYS and my family is hooked on dilled burssel sprouts in our cocktails....But now we have a NEW way to prepare the healthy side dish. I know the maple syrup will be a hit!

    January 11, 2011 08:12am

  • shirleycole7 says:

    shirleycole7 says:
    I have loved growing these in my garden, as a simple cook of German backround, I'm a meat and patatoe cook. Your recipes stretch me and I like to try them because I usually have everything I need in my kitchen. Thank you.

    January 11, 2011 07:52am

  • Breila@rocketmail.com says:

    Brussel Sprouts have become our new favorite vegetable. My kids love them roasted. Adding the vinaigrette makes them very classey and company worthy for our wedding anniversary dinner the week of the 17th of January. Thank you for such a great recipe.

    January 11, 2011 02:39am

  • redhawk says:

    This recipe was simply delicious!!! I had not tried brussel sprouts in a while. I will be eting them again.

    January 11, 2011 01:00am

  • tmusichans@gmail.com says:

    i ADORE brussels sprouts!! this will be a wonderful addition to my brussels sprouts recipe collection. i have to have them at least once a month. can't wait to try this recipe this week! muchas gracias!

    January 10, 2011 11:49pm

  • tammy.dugan says:

    Ever hear, "something that tastes this good can't be good for you?" Not these brussels! As part of the family of dark green cancer fighting vegetables, this recipe is loaded with nutrition and as for taste, it has an "addictive" quality to it.

    January 10, 2011 11:46pm

  • gklindt says:

    THANK YOU!! From a true brussel sprout lover. This is a great blend of DELICIOUSNESS!!

    January 10, 2011 11:37pm

  • jinngo69 says:

    As a fan of Brussels Sprouts, I was excited to try a new recipe...
    And, as I served it to an unsuspecting friend, they decided that Brussels Sprouts weren't as bad as they had thought they were. Thanks for helping a friend...More to go!

    January 10, 2011 11:35pm

  • flybabymom says:

    I LOVE Brussels Sprouts, and so do my husband & son. I'm always looking for new ways to serve them, so I'm looking forward to trying this recipe. Of the 3 recipes Allen mentioned in the contest, I'm picking this as my favorite because I'm vegan!

    January 10, 2011 11:18pm

  • joellenroe says:

    I love Brussels sprouts because I like the way they taste -- and they are cute, too. But my husband turns up his nose. This recipe just might be the bridge that connects us in mutual liking of this healthy green vegetable.

    January 10, 2011 11:00pm

  • Pookha says:

    Thanks! I'm always looking for something that uses Brussels Sprouts!

    January 10, 2011 10:28pm

  • Dani & cats says:

    Born in the "Old world of Germany" , remembering steamed Brussel Sprouts in wintertime , delicious spicy - moving to the "New world - USA"- meeting maple syrup , a winter gem - delicious sweet !- The combination of both : simply the best !

    January 10, 2011 09:44pm

  • virnan says:

    I like recipes for foods that are really nutritious - such as Brussels sprouts! This one looks really good and I am anxious to try it.

    January 10, 2011 09:38pm

  • pgagolf says:

    Nothing completes Christmas dinner like brussel sprouts. Thought I had a good recipe till I tried this one. The balance of sweet and sour gave it a pleasing taste. My family agrees so this is the new recipe for the next holiday.

    January 10, 2011 09:29pm

  • jzoller says:

    I have always thought brussel sprouts got a bad rap..I love these little garden cuties, love to grow them and cook them...I love the sweet and the nip of nutmeg in this recipe...wonderful flavorful recipe...

    January 10, 2011 08:53pm

  • mastergardener says:

    After reading all of the great comments above, I am at a loss for words, almost! Simply, wonderful recipe, Allen.

    January 10, 2011 08:51pm

  • socksb49 says:

    I love brussel sprouts any way you can cook them. This recipe was delicious. Thank you P. Allen Smith. I have also passed this along to my family members.

    January 10, 2011 08:50pm

  • Frazeesj says:

    This looks delicious! I can't wait to try it :)

    January 10, 2011 08:38pm

  • Vickiegodwin says:

    Wow, with these zippy ingredients my sodium free/low sodium dieting husband finds this one a winner. We leave out the salt and there you go! BINGO!

    January 10, 2011 08:28pm

  • oakvalee@hbci.com says:

    Brussel Sprouts provide a nutritional bang for your buck!! They are simply a very easy food to prepare and this recipe offers a new taste treat!! This is a "good for you, old fashioned comfort food with a new twist on flavors" ! Enjoy!!

    January 10, 2011 08:25pm

  • Malika says:

    I have not tried this as yet, however ~ just reading the recipe and closing my eyes, I can imagine the delightful piquint taste of these in my mouth ! Perfect compliment to distinct taste of the Brussel sprouts! Nummy

    January 10, 2011 08:09pm

  • Alycia Orndorff says:

    I LOVE brussels sprouts, but even more than I love brussels sprouts, I LOVE recipes that I can actually use!!! I have everything on hand and with three kids, I can't spend 3 hours making dinner. Thanks for this awesome recipe!

    January 10, 2011 08:03pm

  • flowergarden says:

    This is a fantastic recipe ! It uses a healthy green veggie and the mixture of maple syrup, nutmeg, and balsamic vinegar is an unusual comb, but it tastes so good. Plus, it's easy to prepare! This is a keeper. Thanks for sharing.

    January 10, 2011 07:43pm

  • jayz says:

    SIMPLE. I LOVE BRUSSELS SPROUTS! USUALLY FIX WITH MELTED CHEESE! I'M 72 and LIKE SIMPLE THINGS!!!!!! SIMPLY SIMPLE!!

    January 10, 2011 07:43pm

  • JCool says:

    This recipe is nothing short of delectable... It has it all, a treat for your eyes, health and taste-buds! ...Vivid Green Color, Wonderful Texture, Fresh, Crisp, Sweet, Flavorsome, Nutritious! Buon Appetito!

    January 10, 2011 07:42pm

  • lmurphy49 says:

    My 15 year old granddaughter loves brussel sprouts. At every family gathering she has to have her brussel sprouts. Maybe with this recipe she won't be the only one eating them.

    January 10, 2011 07:22pm

  • biglady8 says:

    This recipe made me sooo very hungry! I love brussel sprouts! Can hardly wait to try this recipe.

    Love your website & tv show.

    January 10, 2011 07:20pm

  • gladpuppy1@prodigy.net says:

    We get stalks of fresh sprouts in our CSA holiday share, so to me they call to mind the bounty of fall as the year winds down, while the maple syrup makes me think of springtime. You've managed to turn sprouts into a sweet and savory comfort food. Yummy!

    January 10, 2011 07:02pm

  • kapila says:

    we did not like brussel sprouts till few years ago when i cooked them fresh from the garden. your receipe sounds good and i will try it.

    January 10, 2011 06:50pm

  • dns6a@aol.com says:

    I absolutely love brussel sprouts and know they are very good for you. We eat them often! This recipe sounds awesome and cannot wait to try it soon. The ingredients added sound delicious...Thank you so much P. Allen for sharing this :)

    January 10, 2011 06:33pm

  • jimb96 says:

    It appears to be easy and quick to fix, sounds too good to be true. I think a single fellow like me just might master this one...what is coarse grain mustard..nutmeg? OK, so I'm not a chef..I need a receipt book for dummies.:-)

    January 10, 2011 06:32pm

  • granbright@aol.com says:

    This is a great recipe. Brussel sprouts are so good for you and this is a terrific way to serve them.

    January 10, 2011 06:30pm

  • sumatrad says:

    This recipe was simply delicious. The maple vinaigrette made the pungent aroma of brussels sprout worth it!

    January 10, 2011 06:30pm

  • tdunn says:

    As a child I could't stand them. As a gardener I truly appreciate Brussels Sprouts being one of the last gems of the previous growing season. The combination of ingredients in your recipe sound terrific. Great indicator for the rest of the book.

    January 10, 2011 06:27pm

  • richaskerl says:

    love brussel sprouts! will have to try this one

    January 10, 2011 06:20pm

  • iamari41@hotmail.com says:

    This recipe got my family's "SEAL OF APPROVAL" for tastiness, healthfullness, and simplicity. I halved the sprouts so the dressing could cling to more surface area. So very delicious!

    January 10, 2011 06:07pm

  • Missy1957 says:

    I just happened to have all of the ingredients on hand for this wonderful recipe. It was delicious and all gone, sorry no leftovers!

    January 10, 2011 06:01pm

  • Skinny says:

    I love Brussel Sprouts but Allen's recipe adds another layer of flavor that is unbelievable. I eat sprouts at least three times a week.

    January 10, 2011 05:57pm

  • gstoykovich@sisna.com says:

    The much-maligned Brussels Sprout is given a delicious New Years's dress!!!!! I love these wonderful little gems but I must admit that this recipe make them sounds even more delicious, if that's possible!!!!!

    January 10, 2011 05:49pm

  • CHDinsmore says:

    I love brussels Sprouts I've always ate them with cheese. I heard about this recipe I had to try it cause it sounded so good and it was.

    January 10, 2011 05:35pm

  • gigigirl says:

    This recipe makes little jewels out of little cabbages! Thank you for this great recipe.

    January 10, 2011 05:28pm

  • puckloo39@yahoo.com says:

    One of my all time favorite veggies - whom no one else likes! Petit chou-chou cabbage, love them! This recipe makes even the hardened brussels sprout hater give up the fight. Delicious! Thank you!

    January 10, 2011 05:22pm

  • an5870 says:

    I love this receipe because it does a good job of disguising the real taste of brussel sprouts

    January 10, 2011 05:05pm

  • Elainen says:

    Oh the brussel sprouts. Hated them as a child but absolutely love them now and this recipe is fabulous.

    January 10, 2011 04:50pm

  • Fairy Gardener says:

    I have loved brussel sprouts since I was a child... believe it or not . Trying them with maple syrup is right up my alley and something I have on hand. I enjoy using recipes where I have all the ingredients at my finger tips.

    January 10, 2011 04:29pm

  • maureendeeley@gmail.com says:

    Who amongst us is always looking for "that" recipe to bring the sprouters at distance into the fold? This recipe will do it!

    January 10, 2011 04:27pm

  • lisa716 says:

    Thanks a bunch Allen !!!! !that had to be the best brussel sprouts I have ever had , This recipe is a real keeper,nice blend of flavors,and the maple mustard gave it a unique blend of flavors. ,I plan on makeing this for the family for Sunday Dinner.

    January 10, 2011 04:23pm

  • toobusytolaugh says:

    Not fair -- I was prepared to dislike brussel sprouts forever! These are great!

    January 10, 2011 04:18pm

  • rosie21 says:

    I like brussel sprouts and this sounds like a good recipe to try ,plus it is a good green veggie and good for dieting times, which we all watch what we eat these days and go for the better choice!!

    January 10, 2011 04:10pm

  • easthamjan says:

    This is quick, easy, delicious and good for you...my grandchildren call brussels sprouts "baby cabbages" and they love them!

    January 10, 2011 04:08pm

  • AVS says:

    An excellent composition of ingredients to enhance the flavor of the Brussel Sprouts; similar to a well organized garden with annuals augmenting the beauty of the perennials.

    January 10, 2011 03:51pm

  • toomanyweeds says:

    I served as a salad and added chopped apple, chopped pecans, and mesclun lettuce leaves. It was a hit with our family. Thank you Allen!

    January 10, 2011 03:37pm

  • Dorothy Kienke says:

    A wonderful combination of flavors, maple brings out the 'sweetness' of the sprouts while the vinaigrette adds just the right touch of tanginess (acid). This one is a keeper.

    January 10, 2011 03:36pm

  • Gardengirly says:

    Absolutely delicious! Brussels Sprouts is my husband's favorite vegetable.

    January 10, 2011 03:35pm

  • laporter@accessus.net says:

    Brussel sprout, brussel sprout;
    Mom served ‘em, made me pout.
    Now I see
    There just might be
    Another chance for that icky sprout!

    January 10, 2011 03:32pm

  • lhiggins@cpcusociety.org says:

    I bought brussel sprouts on the stalk & showed my daughter how they are grown. Then, my parents brought over a stalk. Wish I'd had this recipe!Thanks for inspiring us to grow food, families and traditions as we cook.

    January 10, 2011 03:17pm

  • judyg623 says:

    I hav e two grown children who never liked brussel sprouts. Fixed this for a family dinner (took a real chance) and they loved it. Thanks for the recipe. Keep them coming.

    January 10, 2011 03:00pm

  • bmajkszak says:

    Sweet and savory.....glistening like a gem.....what more could you ask of a brussel sprout?

    January 10, 2011 02:41pm

  • riverswood@verizon.net says:

    I haven't had brussel sprouts in a long time. Seeing them prepared like this makes my mouth water. Got to go to the store! Brussel sprouts for dinner.

    January 10, 2011 02:28pm

  • coralbells54 says:

    This recipe is added to my 'favorites' file for the simple reason that it gives an incredibly unique flavor to an underappreciated vegetable and the bonus is its ease of preparation.

    January 10, 2011 02:27pm

  • makule says:

    I love Brussel Sprouts and this is an awesome recipe. Nice balance of flavors. Yum!

    January 10, 2011 02:23pm

  • adth says:

    I usually put vinegar, salt & pepper on my brussel sprouts but I love this new taste with the maple syrup, mustard & nutmeg. A whole new taste to enjoy.

    January 10, 2011 02:13pm

  • bettygei says:

    Most of my family members enjoy brussel sprouts. This recipe offers a different taste that I look forward to trying.

    January 10, 2011 01:55pm

  • Cathgreen says:

    I hated Brussel Sprouts until I bought mismarked "cabbage" seedlings at our local greenhouse. Imagine my surprise when my cabbage grew three feet tall with lots of little babies! Now I love brussel sprouts!

    January 10, 2011 01:49pm

  • grebsrof says:

    Brussels sprouts could not be easier to prepare and a delicious vegetable addition to just a light sandwich lunch or the evening meal.

    January 10, 2011 01:41pm

  • Kayweiser says:

    This is a great recipe for a healthy vegetable. We all need to eat more Brussles Sprouts and this is a great special way to increase the chances of including them in our diets.

    January 10, 2011 01:28pm

  • d_hiller@bellsouth.net says:

    The Brussels Sprouts are wonderful with baked chicken. I already liked Bruseel Sprouts but this recipes makes them even better.

    January 10, 2011 01:19pm

  • pstawinski@dematha.org says:

    When one mentions Brusel Sprouts you hear-" UGH"!!!! This recipe brings them Uptown...

    January 10, 2011 12:58pm

  • tks8850@yahoo.com says:

    I like this recipe because it's easy to fix and easy to find the ingredients. Many times I find great recipes but, finding the ingredients in rural America are oftentimes hard to find.

    January 10, 2011 12:43pm

  • sasha164 says:

    Brussels sprouts is one of my favorite vegetables. I am always seeking ways to incorporate tehm into my weekly menues. This is a great addition to my collection of sprouts recipes.

    January 10, 2011 11:59am

  • JOANN9025 says:

    brussel sprouts are one of my favorite veggies and this is truly a unique way to serve them. They punch up the flavor to a new level and give it a twist with the mustard. Will definitely serve this the next time we have company.

    January 10, 2011 11:56am

  • jeancastle says:

    Great recipe, but I will substitute sorghum syrup for the maple, which I don't particularly like.

    January 10, 2011 11:52am

  • lauries@magiccablepc.com says:

    My husband introduced me to these little cabbages 26 years ago. I am always looking for different ways to prepare them and this is a winner.

    January 10, 2011 11:47am

  • JOCELYNE says:

    Absolutely scrumptious!!!!! Did make one change, by steaming the sprouts, more vitamins :)

    January 10, 2011 11:29am

  • mamajlee@bellsouth.net says:

    I am a lover of Brussel Sprouts. I really didn't think I needed enticement to eat more, but this recipe makes me want to try them with this different combination of flavors. Salt, butter, lemon juice and garlic may just seem passé' now!!

    January 10, 2011 11:25am

  • easm1071@aol.com says:

    This recipe makes it easy to love brussel sprouts....even the kids like them.
    Great flavor!

    January 10, 2011 11:12am

  • huthcs says:

    Delicious - the medley of flavors in the dressing makes the Brussels sprouts' natural flavor pop! This recipe is one I will use again!

    January 10, 2011 11:03am

  • rogers876 says:

    My husband is one of those people who is not particularly fond of brussel sprouts and I am a lover of them. Trying this recipe has helped him to give them another chance, which is great!

    January 10, 2011 10:52am

  • daldricht says:

    Baked, steamed, boiled, braised - a great vegetable with great flavor and nutrients. We cook these great vegetables most of the winter.

    January 10, 2011 10:19am

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