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Brussel Sprouts with Apple-Lemongrass Gastrique

brussel sprouts recipe healthy eats

Posted on: November 27, 2019 by Kiryako Sharikas

This Healthy Eats recipe is brought to you by The Daily Kitchen & Bar in Richmond, Virginia.

We know not everyone is a fan of brussel sprouts, but Chef Miller does an excellent job of complementing these with a delightful apple-lemongrass gastrique. Try it at home and let us know what you think!

Brussel Sprout Nutritional Facts: This low calorie, highly nutritional treat should be incorporated into everyone’s diet. In just half a cup of brussel sprouts, you’ll find 137% of your reference daily intake (RDI) of Vitamin K and 81% of the Vitamin C RDI. They’re also a great source of Vitamin A, Folate, Manganese, and fiber. You’ll also find they are high in Kaempferol, a beneficial antioxidant.


  • 1-quart whole brussels sprouts (roots removed cut in half)
  • 2 TBLSP extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper


  1. Get your grill going, while that warms up roll the brussel sprouts in the oil with salt and pepper.
  2. Lay the flat side down first on the grill, careful not to let them slip in between the grates.
  3. Let cook for about 3 minutes then flip using tongs to cook a further 2-3 minutes until just softened.

Tip: For best results, chill for at least 4-5 hours before serving, the flavors develop more as it sits.

Gastrique Ingredients

  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 stalks lemongrass

Gastrique Directions

  1. Start with a saucepot on medium heat, add all ingredients for gastrique and cook until reduced by half.
  2. Around 30-40 min remove from heat and let cool completely.

Tip: This will be sticky so it’s best to transfer this to whatever you’re going to store it in so that the pot can be cleaned while it’s still warm. I highly advise against using plastic to store this, pyrex is preferable. Plastic will likely melt and be hard to deal with once it cools.

Learn more healthy recipes and nutritional facts at our Healthy Eats section.