Braised Brussels Sprouts

I posted this recipe several months ago, but it is so delicious I wanted to share it again. A good winter side dish or anytime of year.  It is especially good as a side dish for any roasted meat or fish.

I found this recipe on my phone, in my notes, from 2013.  According to that note, Denis Cotter, author of the vegetarian cookbook For The Love of Food eats this dish so I am assuming it is his recipe! I have tried to find a link to this recipe online, but could not, so I am writing it here. I do not know if this recipe is identical to the one from Denis Cotter,  but someone gave it to me… I don’t know who though!!


12 oz brussels sprouts, washed, trimmed & cut in half

2 tbsp olive oil

1 red onion, sliced  ***I sliced mine very thinly

2 cloves of garlic, minced  ***I used 1

1 cup of cherry tomatoes *** I used a whole small container of grape tomatoes

1 tbsp grated orange peel  ***Murray didn’t like the orange peel, I would leave it out next time I make this

1 tbsp maple syrup

1 tbsp soy sauce

Kosher salt & pepper


  1. Blanch the brussels sprouts in boiling water for 5 minutes, drain, rinse in cold water and pat dry
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet and add onions. Cook about 2 minutes *** I cooked them until they were soft; which was longer than 2 minutes.
  3. Add the brussel sprouts to the onions and cook approx 5 minutes
  4. Add garlic, tomatoes, orange peel, maple syrup & soy sauce, cover and cook 2 minutes longer
  5. Season with salt and pepper to taste



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Marilyn Dishes

Many people ask me "how did you do that?" "will you show me how?' So I decided to make a blog about what I cook and bake. I am in no way a professional cook, but I love to feed people and try new things as well as making the "old foods" My friends are wonderful cooks, each with their own 'specialty' and i will be having guest cooks here, showcasing their favourite things to cook as well!! I hope you enjoy this blog and maybe decide to make some of these foods yourself! I am always available to answer any questions you might have about anything you see here. Some of my recipes are unique to me but most are not. They are all recipes I have found in a variety of ways, some are old family recipes that date back decades and some are new ones!

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