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So, you volunteered to bring a side dish to Thanksgiving this year, but dont know what to bring? There are so many options to choose from: you could do classic mashed potatoes or stuffing or you could mix it up with these maple-glazed Brussels sprouts. This recipe is sweet and savory, making them ideal for a dish that is sure to please everyone. Don't expect leftovers — they're that good.
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- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil, divided
- 2 lbs Brussels sprouts, trimmed and quartered
- Kosher salt, to taste
- 2 scallions, cut into 1-inch pieces
- 1/2 cup walnuts, roughly chopped
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
- pinch of red pepper flakes
- zest of 1 lemon
1. Heat a large skillet over high heat and add 2 tablespoons olive oil. When hot, add the Brussels sprouts and season with salt.
2. Let the sprouts cook, undisturbed for about 1 minute before moving around to make sure that they get caramelized.
3. Toss and cook for an additional minute and then remove from the pan to a plate.
4. Add the remaining olive oil and the scallions and walnuts. Toss until the walnuts are toasted and the scallions are slightly caramelized, about 2 minutes.
5. Add in the apple cider and let reduce for 30 seconds and then add the maple syrup. Bring to a simmer and add in the red pepper flakes and a little more salt.
6. Stir the Brussels back into the pan and toss to coat. Remove to a platter, top with the lemon zest, and serve.
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This recipe was recently featured in Oz Investigates: Whipped Toppings & Whipped Creams.