Caramelized Brussels Sprouts with Corn

Caramelized Brussels sprouts with corn
Caramelized Brussels sprouts with corn, via Eat the Vegan Rainbow

So you hate Brussels sprouts, do you? And you really think that there is no way you will ever change your mind on that account?

Well, I have a recipe for you to try. First of all, you will have to find some fresh Brussels sprouts – I don’t think frozen will work. But, on the other hand, although I do think that fresh corn works best, you can cut yourself some slack and use frozen corn kernels or whole corn kernels from a can.

The recipe is super simple – so there’s not much to add really. I made this recipe with adding some dried cranberries and it is delicious! But, I made it without cranberries and it works just as well. This can be a yummy side dish to add to your Thanksgiving and/or Holiday (Christmas) feast, and in that case cranberries (especially for those of you in North America) are a must!

Note: using a cast iron pan is recommended but not required. I like using a cast iron pan for a recipe like this because it does help things caramelize nicely. And it also allows you to pop the pan under a broiler if you like your top to get extra crunchy, which can be a nice touch especially if you have guests that you are trying to impress. But you can achieve similar level or caramelization in almost any other type of a pan. CAUTION: you should not attempt placing just any pan under the broiler as most of them are not oven safe!!!

Caramelized Brussels Sprouts with Corn

What you’ll need:

  • 1-1.5 lbs (400-600 g) Brussels sprouts, cleaned and quartered
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 2 ears of corn, just the kernels (frozen or canned corn is OK, but fresh is the best)
  • 1/2 cup sliced dried cranberries (optional)
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

What you’ll do:

  1. Place a heavy cast iron pan over the medium high heat. Add the oil and onion. Let the onion brown for 5-8 minutes.
  2. Add the Brussels sprouts and let them brown for another 5 minutes or so.
  3. Add the corn, sliced dried cranberries if using, add salt to taste, mix well and cook for another 10 minutes, with occasional stirring.
  4. Serve hot and enjoy!

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