Brussels Sprouts for Emma


Dear Sally: Brussels sprouts. Personally I love them, but for some reason whenever someone mentions that vegetable my father and friends shudder. I am curious, how can I make them so my family and friends will beg for another helping? Sincerely, Emma Perry

kitchen gear

  • Cutting board
  • Sharp knife (adult needed)
  • Measuring cup
  • Large skillet with lid
  • Spoon
  • Measuring spoons



  • 1 pound Brussels sprouts, trimmed and quartered
  • 1⁄2 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon low-sodium soy sauce or balsamic vinegar



  • Put the Brussels sprouts and water into a large skillet on the stove. Turn the heat to high and and bring to a boil. Stir well, cover and cook 2 minutes.
  • Remove the top carefully and add the olive oil and soy sauce. Cook until the Brussels sprouts are just tender and lightly browned, about 5 minutes.
  • Serve right away.


Add lemon or orange zest or finely grated Parmesan cheese before serving. 

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