Grilled Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts get wonderfully crisp and charred and tender on the grill—and free up precious oven space when needed.

By | January 22, 2019

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Brussels sprouts
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil or vegetable oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • Lemon wedges for spritzing (optional)

Instructions

Brussels sprouts get wonderfully crisp and charred and tender on the grill, with crispy bits here and there, charred grill lines if you didn’t move them around too much, and as tender as you like them. For the best results, be sure to start off with Brussels sprouts that are more of less the same size so they cook as evenly as possible. If you’re using smaller sprouts or don’t like fussing around with tongs, go ahead and thread them onto skewers. If you have sprouts of a decent size and sort of like standing of the grill, moving each little thing as it requires, grab your grilling tongs and get ready for some fun.

In case it isn’t obvious, this recipe is more a method than anything, so feel free to grill more or fewer sprouts, and season them as your heart desires. A sprinkle of cayenne, a clove or two of minced garlic tossed in with the oil, toasted sesame oil for a whole other flavor—the possibilities are pretty endless. Drizzling them with balsamic vinegar or barbecue sauce or offering a dipping sauce of some sort when they’re done wouldn’t be unheard of either.

Serves 4-6

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Brussels sprouts
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil or vegetable oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • Lemon wedges for spritzing (optional)

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