Caramelized Lemon Brussel Sprouts
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  • Skillet with a lid
  • Brussel Sprouts, halved **I bought a 10oz package of them**
  • ¼ cup of olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons of water
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice **If using fresh, it's the juice of a half a lemon**
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  1. Rinse the brussel sprouts.
  2. Slice off the stem ends and remove any leaves that are browning or torn.
  3. Heat 3 tablespoons of oil over a medium heat. Place the sprouts cut side down and drizzle the remaining olive oil over them. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  4. Cover and cook for 3 minutes.
  5. After 3 minutes remove the lid and add in the 2 tablespoons of water.
  6. Your sprouts will be fork tender at this point…don’t touch or flip them yet though, we’re almost done! Cover again and cook for 2 more minutes.
  7. Increase the heat on the stove slightly, uncover the skillet and toss the brussel sprouts in the pan. Add the lemon juice and more salt and pepper if necessary.
Recipe by emily j. goodman at