Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Dad's Honey Brussels Sprouts

We recently visited my family in Ohio, and whenever we do, we are treated to some great meals made by my dad. One of my favorite things he made on this trip was these brussels sprouts. I typically just steam and lightly salt brussels sprouts when I make them, which tastes great and is very easy. But these were amazing (and very easy as well). My dad used a guava wood smoked Hawaiian sea salt to lightly season these, which added a great flavor. I happened to have some of this sea salt that he gave me a while back, so I was able to recreate  his recipe at home. This is definitely my new go-to method for cooking brussels sprouts. Thanks, Dad!

We had these tonight along with some broiled salmon - delicious!

Dad's Honey Brussels Sprouts


8oz fresh brussels sprouts, cut in half length-wise
1 Tbsp olive oil
Salt and pepper, to taste
Honey, for drizzling
Guava wood smoked Hawaiian sea salt


1. Heat olive oil in pan over medium heat and add brussels sprouts. Lightly season with salt and pepper. Sauté until tender, about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

2. Lightly drizzle with honey and sprinkle with sea salt to taste. Stir until evenly combined.

What are the nutritional benefits of brussels sprouts? Brussels sprouts are high in vitamins C and K and fiber. They are also a very good source of several nutrients, particularly folate, and are a good source of iron.