I have a confession my friends… This Summer, I kind of upped and walked away from my mom kitchen duties and kept the cooking to an absolute minimum. I mean really, we may have even had popsicles for dinner once or twice. Ooops.
In any case, I did everything in my power to not spend more than 5 minutes in the kitchen prepping and then it was onto the grill. That of course also applies to parties and get togethers! Yep, we still were able to spend lots of great time with friends, but I was doing cannon balls rather than prepping and congregating around the kitchen. One of my all time favorite appetizers that are both easy and absolutely delicious are my brussel sprouts. They are so easy to make and are so tasty, you’re going to wonder why you haven’t been making these all the time.
- 6-8 Brussel Sprouts
- 1/3 cup soy sauce
- garlic powder
Depending on the size of your sprouts, cut them in half or even quarter them. In a bowl, mix in the soy sauce, pinch of pepper and garlic powder. Marinate for 20 minutes before if you can. If you you’re pressed on time, then pour the sauce over the sprouts while on the grill. Grill the Brussel Sprouts for approximately 15 minutes on each side. Here is the key, although you are going to get these great grill marks, and think they are done, they are not. Brussel sprouts are hard and need to be softened, so the longer you can keep them on the grill the better and if you can have the lid on, even better to get them steamed some. Trust me, you want them to have a roasted crisp outside.Once you’ve pulled them off the grill, add toothpicks to the brussel sprout. You can even add a pinch of sea salt. They are all kinds of delicious!