Saturday, December 1, 2012

Brussels Sprouts with Maple Syrup and Dijon Mustard

Whenever we have Brussels sprouts at home my children always comment about how perplexed they are that they are the only kids in class who like this vegetable.  Last time my daughter asked me why I thought that was the case, I answered her that it was likely because they probably don’t know how to make them taste delicious.

This recipe comes from Jill. While it is so simple, it is at the same time, simply amazing. I remember the first time I had this dish at Jill's house. I practically ate the whole platter. I've since given the recipe to my cousin in Brazil who told me once that she wasn't a fan of this misunderstood vegetable either. But now even her family loves it! I think she actually uses honey as a maple syrup substitute as this condiment isn't readily available in Brazil. Hope this lovely side dish becomes a favorite in your house as well. My kids won't feel like they're the only ones who like Brussels sprouts!

Aunt Jill’s Brussels Sprouts

15-20 small brussels sprouts
3 Tbsp butter
¼ cup water
2 Tbsp Maple Syrup
1 tsp Dijon mustard
Salt and pepper

Wash the brussels sprouts, cut of the top, flat ends of each and slice them in half vertically.
Melt the butter, add the brussels sprouts and let sauté for a couple of minutes, stirring once in a while.
Add the water and let it come to a simmer. Cover, reduce heat to low, and let it steam, stirring occasionally to make sure they don’t burn for about 5 to 7 minutes.
Remove cover, add maple syrup, mustard, salt and pepper to taste.
Saute uncovered over medium high heat for another minute or so, or until all moisture is gone.


  1. I have a family recipe that makes sprouts tolerable, but includes dairy, which my husband and I can't have anymore.
    I can't wait to try this, but how much maple syrup (or honey) is needed?

    1. Thank you for this, I guess I forgot to include maple syrup in the ingredients. I have edited the recipe now. About 2 tablespoons.
      Let me know what you think!

  2. Salam,

    Enjoyed browsing through your recipes and postings. Was brought here by Ghormeh Sabzee and Bademjan :)

    Thank you!

  3. Thank you for your blog!! I just started cooking recently and yours have been the only recipes I can follow with any luck.

    Many, many thanks!!


  4. I've heard dijon mustard is not halal. It contains alcohol.

    1. Yes you have to pay attention to the ingredients, but here at home we stock up on Halal Dijon Mustard that we bring from Morocco. You can substitute for regular mustard.

  5. Oi!
    I' Brazilian living in the US, with an Colombian husband, so when I found your blog I started pinning every single recipe LOL
    I love that some of your recipes are adapted to the ingredients we can find here. I will need to change some ingredients, because I don't eat meat (DH is carnivore though).
    Thank you!

    1. Obrigada por deixar o recado JP! I've taken some time off from the blog because I've been extremely busy with my 5 children. However I plan on posting new recipes soon. Any requests? :-)

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  7. Assalaamu alaykum
    Jazaakillaahu khayrun. Maa shaa Allaah - very tasty (used honey instead of maple syrup, chicken stock instead of water).

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  10. Salaam, if you happen to be Muslim, then it is fair for me to make warning : mostly all dijon mustard is haram do to how it's made with wine... Your dijon mustard needs to be homemade to keep it halal. Please Google "how to make dijon mustard" all recipes include alcohol to make it. May Allah help you on your (and mine) search in finding halal dijon mustard. Ameen.


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