Sauteed Brussel Sprouts

I am not sure if I just had bad luck with brussel sprouts or if it was the way they were prepared, but I never liked them. As far as I can remember brussel sprouts were these small mushy little veggies that were always bitter in the center. No thank you. Then I was talking to my mom and she mentioned them. From that day on, I kept thinking about them. Maybe I should give them a try again. But who says you have to boil them?

I admit that I am 36 years old and I just made brussel sprouts for the very first time the other day. They were wonderful. I loved them. I ate 2 helpings of them. I cannot wait to make them again.

Ingredients:

Brussel sprouts.
1/2 a fresh lemon.
2 teaspoons olive oil.
4 teaspoons water.
Kosher salt.
Black pepper.

Cut the brussel sprouts in half, removing any stems if you prefer. Put the water and olive oil a pan and preheat over medium heat. Once the oil is hot, add the brussel sprouts and cook until they start to caramelize.

Once they start to brown, squeeze 1/2 of the fresh lemon over them and season with salt and pepper. cook for a few more minutes to allow all the flavors to meld.

Then serve.

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