Barbecued Brussels Sprouts

It’s amazing how little recipes you can find for the foods that no one seems to like. There are nineteen thousand recipes for potatoes or with potatoes in them, and a total of four for Brussels sprouts.

Come one recipe makers! WHAT ABOUT THE SPROUTS?!

It’s only fair I guess. I’m not often thinking about how to make green olives work on my dinner menu.

Yes, olives were the only thing I could think of off the top of my head that I didn’t like.

I came upon this recipe after hours of searching and just in time for Dad’s birthday and summer barbequing.

Brussels sprouts are good, but they are even better on the barbeque.

But what isn’t better on the barbeque?

Plus, Dad is in charge of dishes so he’s stoked when we do things on the grill.

You will need…

1 pound Brussels sprouts, as uniform in size as possible*
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 tablespoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Start by heating your grill to a medium heat.

Cut off the stem end of the Brussels sprouts and remove any yellowing outer leaves.

Place the Brussels sprouts into a large, microwave safe mixing bowl and heat in the microwave on high for 4 minutes.

Add the olive oil, garlic, mustard, paprika, salt and pepper and toss to combine.

Allow the sprouts to cool until you can handle them.

Skewer (make sure you soak your skewers in water so they don’t burn on the grill) 4 to 5 Brussels sprouts onto each skewer with the stem ends facing in the same direction, leaving at least 1/2-inch in between each sprout.

Make sure to keep the excess oil, garlic and spices in the bowl for future use.

Place the skewers onto the grill with stem end closest to the flame. Cover and cook for 5 minutes.
Turn the skewers over and continue to cook for another 5 minutes.

When the sprouts are cooked, use a fork and tongs to remove the sprouts from the skewers and place them back in the bowl with the excess garlic and spices.

Toss them till they are coated and serve hot.

In addition to Brussels sprouts being unloved, they also aren’t that funny. Neither was I today.


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