Recipe by chefschwantz
I admit I hated them as a kid too. I was at deer camp a few years ago and one of my uncles brought a bunch he had from the farmers market. Knowing my culinary aptitude, he tossed the bag at me and said "see what you can do with these" This being a hunting camp, the pressure was on. I couldn't make some fancy dish, so I tried to keep it simple and came up with this. You can use any smoked sausage you like, I prefer a Portuguese linguisa, but you can use kielbasa, bacon or ham as well. You can omit the crushed red pepper if you don't like a bit of heat. Can be served as a side dish or a main course. This is the only way to eat brussel sprouts IMO.
Top Review by Maryland Jim
Made this for dinner tonight and both my wife and I gave it a 5 star. We are both big fans of brussels spouts and this really did the trip. Only change I made was I used a tad more red pepper flakes, close to a teaspoon, cause we like a little more heat. Thanks for a great one pot meal recipe that we'll make again.
- 1 lb Brussels sprout, washed and cut in half
- 1⁄2 lb smoked sausage, diced
- 1 medium carrot, diced
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1⁄2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 1 -2 tablespoon olive oil or 1 -2 tablespoon butter
- 1⁄2 cup chicken stock or 1⁄2 cup vegetable stock
- salt and pepper, to taste
Directions See How It's Made
- Sauté sausage in a large sauté pan over medium heat until it starts to get some color. Remove from pan but do not discard the drippings. Leave the drippings in the pan.
- To the pan add the oil/butter, garlic, red pepper, carrot, and brussels sprouts. Sauté over medium heat until the sprouts begin to brown. Add the cooked sausage back to the pan. Toss to mix.
- Deglaze pan with the stock, continuing to cook until the liquid in the pan is almost gone. Remove from heat and serve while hot.