And now, my favorite application for my favorite green vegetable of all time: grilled Brussels sprouts. Yes, grilling — and believe you me, the flavors released by the high heat of the grill are sublime. Use Brussels sprouts that are as uniform in shape and size as possible for facilitate even cooking. This recipe first appeared in Season 12 of Good Eats.Photo by Lynne Calamia
1poundBrussels sprouts, as uniform in size as possible
1/4teaspoonfreshly ground black pepper
4 metal skewers
ACTIVE TIME: 20minutes
TOTAL TIME: 23minutes
Heat a grill to medium.
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 3 minutes. Add the olive oil, garlic, mustard, paprika, and salt, and toss to combine. Allow the sprouts to cool until you can handle them. Skewer 4 to 5 Brussels sprouts onto each metal skewer with the stem ends facing in the same direction, leaving at least 1/2 inch in between each sprout. 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. Serve as is or for additional flavor, remove the sprouts from the skewers, return them to the original mixing bowl, and toss with any of the remaining oil and garlic mixture before serving.