These easy maple miso brussels sprouts are exactly what your Thanksgiving Day menu needs! With only 6 ingredients, these sweet and savory maple miso brussels sprouts are the perfect side dish for any meal!
If you couldn’t already tell from my Instagram feed, I’m having a bit of a fall moment. I’ve always enjoyed the season - the changing colors, college football, finally being able to straighten my hair. While I’m not quite the level of posting selfies in Uggs with a pumpkin spice latte in hand, I totally get the enthusiasm.
This year fall seems to be a little bit more magical than normal. When we left Columbia for Vietnam, it had been hot and rainy and dreary for the past couple weeks. When we got back, we were smack dab in the middle of fall. I missed the transition entirely, and I’m not sad about it in the least.
Obviously, we’re celebrating fall in the kitchen. Maybe in a few months I’ll start missing eggplant and heirloom tomatoes, but for now, I’m playing a game called ‘let’s see how many ways I can prepare Brussels sprouts.’ Come join me!
Brussels sprouts are a must have on Thanksgiving, right up there with mac and cheese and stuffing. Wow, I never thought those words would come out of my mouth. Brussels were far from my favorite vegetable growing up. Now they crack the top three.
These maple-miso brussies (my nickname, because we’re best pals and all) would make a lovely little addition to your Thanksgiving meal. Be sure to use pure maple syrup, not pancake syrup, which is simply sugar syrup with maple flavor. Bonus points for grade B pure maple syrup, which has a much deeper flavor.
Maple Miso Brussels Sprouts
1-2 tablespoons olive oil
1 lb Brussels sprouts, quartered
1 1/2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
2 tablespoons miso paste
Large pinch red pepper flakes
Cilantro, optional, for garnish
Heat olive oil in a large skillet on medium high heat. Add brussels sprouts, and pinch of salt and pepper, and cook until lightly browned, about 3-5 minutes. Add 1/3 cup water, cover and cook until tender, about 5 minutes.
While sprouts are cooking, whisk together maple syrup, red pepper flakes and miso paste in a small bowl. Add a little warm water if needed to loosen.
When sprouts are tender, add glaze and stir to combine. Cook 1 minute to warm through, then serve.