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Thyme-Braised Brussels Sprouts

September/October 2010

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Brussels sprouts braised in broth and thyme is a surprisingly simple preparation that yields rich and savory results.



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"This was absolutely delicious. I toasted sunflower seeds and tossed them on top and served this as a main course with a side of corn. The only things I did differently were substituting the vegetable broth for the chicken broth to...
Thyme-Braised Brussels Sprouts

7 Reviews for Thyme-Braised Brussels Sprouts

06/13/2015
Anonymous
Not bad for a quick meal

I was expecting something pretty special judging from the other reviews. Admittedly I am in the running for world's worst cook, but it didn't turn out that great for me.

I used onions instead of shallots, black pepper, and dried thyme instead of fresh as I couldn't get any fresh. I didn't have a skillet either, so I had to simmer the dish uncovered, which probably reduced the flavour somewhat.

My first mistake was probably heating the sprouts before preparing the broth, because by the time I had the broth ready, the sprouts where not "brown in spots", but black in one spot, LOL.

Anyhow, I simmered the lot uncovered and had to do it for 20 minutes as some weren't thoroughly cooked at 15.

My conclusion: the broth wasn't too bad, the brussel sprouts tasted pretty much like brussel sprouts. I think if I do this recipe again, I will remove everything to a saucepan after browning the sprouts so I can cover it. And I might cut the sprouts in half so they absorb more of the broth.

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02/27/2014
Anonymous
Toddler Approved!

My two year old daughter just ate an entire of plate of these! After one bite, she declared it "Delicious!" I used half a red onion instead of shallot.

Quick, healthy, tasy
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05/02/2013
Anonymous

Very, very good. The whole family loved them. I used half a sweet white onion instead of shallots and used more fresh thyme. Tasted great w/ chicken.

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04/17/2013
Quick, easy, & delicious!

Quick, easy, & delicious! I used yellow onion instead of shallots and added minced garlic. Turned out great!

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12/02/2012
Anonymous
Just wonderful

This was as good as roasted sprouts in 1/3 the time. Just plain good. Not sure how big the shallots were that the original writer used... But I made half the recipe, used one shallot and when observing the portions decided to use only half my shallot. Chopped shallot was under 1/2 a cup.

Just great. Excellent method for brussel sprouts
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