Brussels Sprouts with Honey Dijon Glaze

Brussels sprouts are one of my favorite vegetables--one that makes its appearance almost bi-weekly in my kitchen. My hope is that it will also become a staple in yours! If you're new to Brussels sprouts, they're comparable to a miniature cabbage. Brussels sprouts can easily be roasted, sauteed or steamed, but keep in mind that the cooking method will change the flavor of the sprouts tremendously. If you've tried them before and weren't a fan, please don't give up on them! This honey dijon glaze is both savory and sweet--making this a great way to introduce Brussels sprouts to anyone.

INGREDIENTS

1 bag of brussels sprouts (~1 lb)
2 tbsp olive oil
2 cloves of garlic, minced 

Dressing:
3 tbsp honey
2 tbsp Dijon mustard
1/4 tsp garlic powder
dash of pepper
salt *optional 

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Trim and halve the Brussels sprouts lengthwise, wash, and towel/air dry.

2. In a small bowl, whisk together the Dijon mustard, honey, garlic and pepper. Set this aside.

3. Heat a large pan over medium heat with olive oil, add garlic. Add sprouts to pan, tossing so that they are all coated in oil. Then arrange sprouts cut side face down, in one layer. Allow sprouts to cook for ~5-7 minutes, or until caramelized. Note: it's OK for them to turn a little brown or black. That's what you want to achieve! Continue to sauté the Brussels sprouts for 7-10 minutes, or until they are caramelized to your liking. I like mine extra brown! Top with honey Dijon glaze.