Skewers for the Grill

Brussels sprouts are a food I’ve grown to love with age. I’m not keen on them just steamed, but I’m quite fond of them in a nice sauté mixture or off the grill. Seeing that summertime is in full swing, I opted to try a new Brussels sprouts recipe I found on Pinterest. This particular Grilled Brussels Sprouts recipe comes from Alton Brown on Food Network.

My favorite thing about them? They’re on a stick! Who doesn’t love a cookout and eating food off of a stick?! I hope your taste buds find it as enjoyable as mine.

Image originally posted on the Food Network

Grilled Brussels Sprouts

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

*Cook's Note: In order to facilitate even cooking, it is important that the Brussels sprouts be as uniform in size and shape as possible.

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.

Bon Appétit!


Amy Hanus

Amy Hanus is an ACSM certified Exercise Physiologist with a degree in Exercise Science. She bikes, lifts weights, and creates some outrageously yummy, yet surprisingly easy recipes. She’s also the Social Media brain for Full Plate Living. Catch her on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest anytime.

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