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.

"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

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.

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

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.

Quick, easy, & delicious!

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

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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