1 1/3-1 1/2 pounds Brussels sprouts
1/4 stick butter cut into small pieces
Salt & Pepper
Clean sprouts and remove brown and wilted leaves. Trim off dried base and cut an X about ¼” deep in the base. Steam sprouts over rapidly boiling water just until tender, about 5 minutes, no longer than 7 minutes. Place Brussels sprouts in a pre-warmed bowl – I use the water from the steamer to heat the bowl. Dot sprouts with butter. Squeeze ½ lemon over sprouts and salt and pepper to taste. Toss well but gently until all sprouts are coated. Serve immediately. If you want to mix it up a bit try adding some lemon zest and fresh herbs of your choice.