Braised Brussels Sprouts in Mustard Sauce

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 25 mins

A recipe I tried from the blog (


  1. Cut off base of a sprout with a sharp knife. Slice a piece from one side of the sprout. Place it cut side down and cut it crosswise into about 5 slices. Repeat with all of the sprouts. (I sliced them all).
  2. Heat a large heavy skillet over medium heat for 1 minutes. Add olive oil and swirl to coat skillet.
  3. Add shallots; sauté for 2 mintues. Stir in sprouts, salt (if using), and 3 tablespoons water; spread everything evenly across the pan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and cook for 5 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, combine mustard, brown sugar, and remaining water in a small bowl; stir until blended. Once sprouts have cooked for 5 minutes, pour mustard mixture over them and stir. Reduce heat to low, cover, cook for 3 minutes, then stir. Remove from heat or, if you prefer, cook for 5 minutes more – the sprouts will get browner and more intensely flavored. Serve hot or warm with black pepper.
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I didn't realise it was the end of the Brussell's sprout season when I tagged this recipe, so I had to hunt for some and pay quite a lot for them when I found them but do you know what? It was worth it because they were so good in this recipe. I made no changes and can't think of any I'd suggest after eating them. Thanks for posting Boomette.

JustJanS October 04, 2010

Fabulous! Loved how crispy they still were! Looked great and had a wonderful texture and taste. I'll make these often! Thanks for sharing. Made for Zaar 123 Hits tag!

breezermom March 25, 2010

What a great way to dress up Brussels sprouts. An even great bonus is how tasty they are with out a lot of added fat. Really like the additional depths the shallots and black pepper gave the mustard sauce. You have a winner. Thanks for the post.

Debbwl February 17, 2010