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Brussels Sprouts with Fresh Fennel in Lemon-Butter sauce

  • Category: Side Dish, Vegetables
  • Submitted By: Isaac Owsley
  • Town/State: Sonora, CA
  • Serves: 4 – 6
  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Cooking time: 15 minutes

This is a really simple to make vegetable side dish that will win over even the most picky eater around. The slight sweetness of the Brussels sprouts is enhanced by the delicate licorice flavor of the fennel and the tartness of the lemon juice and zest. This dish would compliment any meal from pot roast to poached sole.

Amount Measure Ingredients
1 lbs Brussels sprouts (for best results pick out small sized sprouts) halved
1   fresh fennel bulb cut into 1″ pieces
3 tablespoon butter (do not substitute margarine)
2 tablespoon Lemon juice (about 2 lemons)
1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
1 tablespoon chopped fresh garlic
1/8 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
    Salt to taste

To prepare:

Melt butter over medium heat in a large non stick skillet. Next, add Brussels sprouts and sauté for approximately 4-5 minutes coating evenly with the butter. Next add the fennel, garlic, lemon juice, and zest, sauté another 3-4 minutes stirring frequently to keep the butter and lemon juice from “breaking”. Add the black pepper and season with salt to taste , serve right away with sprigs of the fennel leaves to garnish.