Now, before you say anything: I am well aware that with most people it’s enough to even mention brussels sprouts, let alone put them on their plate, to ruin their appetite. And that’s exactly the reason I want to share this recipe with you. Trust me: brussels sprouts have never been that tasty!
Here is what you need for 2 good eaters:
- 350 g brussels sprouts (fresh or deep-frozen ones)
- 1 sausage (Cumberland sausage works best, but if you can’t find one any Bratwurst-style sausage with pork meat will do)
- 1 onion
- thyme (fresh one if possible)
- fennel seeds
- cider or white wine vinegar
This is how it’s done:
- Check the sprouts for foul leaves on the outside, then slice them as finely as you can or, even better, let your food processor do it for you. Do the same with the onion.
- Heat some olive oil in a large frying pan, squeeze the meat out of your sausage into the pan, break it up into small pieces and fry for a couple of minutes.
- Add the onion, a couple of thyme sprigs and 1 teaspoon of fennel seeds to the pan.
- Let it cook until the onion is golden, which will take about 10 minutes.
- Add 1 heaped teaspoon of (runny!) honey, 2 tablespoons of vinegar and a pinch of salt and pepper.
- Cook for a few minutes before you add the sprouts.
- Cover with 1/2 a cup of water, put the lid on the pan and let it simmer for 10 minutes.
- Check if the sprouts are tender – if not, leave it for another couple of minutes.
- Serve – and don’t let anybody tell you they don’t like sprouts before they have tasted this version of them!