Blackened Brussels Sprouts


More of a guideline than a recipe, these brussels sprouts are just as easy to make for one as they are for a group. Play around until you get ’em just how you like them!


  • olive oil
  • kosher salt
  • ground black pepper
  • garlic powder
  • brussels sprouts, ends trimmed and cut in half
  • fresh lemon, optional


  1. In a stainless pan, heat a tablespoon or so of olive oil over medium-high heat.
  2. With a heavy hand, sprinkle kosher salt, black pepper and garlic powder into pan.
  3. When pan is nice and hot (1-2 minutes), place brussels sprouts cut side down. If the brussels sizzle, that’s a good sign!
  4. Place tight fitting lid on pan and turn heat to medium low.
  5. Set time for 8 minutes and don’t lift pan lid or disturb the pan.
  6. When timer goes off, remove pan from heat and sprinkle brussels with a drizzle of fresh lemon juice.