Feb 042013

Brussels Sprouts with Butter Lemon Caper Sauce from Simple Recipes

I had a similar dish in a neighborhood restaurant a few weeks ago and in spite of being delicious, I just felt that it was loaded with butter sauce and a bit too salty. Therefore, I decided to make my own…the nice thing about cooking your own, is that you can really “control” the amount of the sauce and salt and finish with a dish that still delicious but somehow healthier.

As I keep trying different recipes for Brussels sprouts, slowly but surely the rank of “unlike” Brussels sprouts is decreasing, which makes me feel kind of “victorious”.


Approximately ½ lb Brussels sprouts
1 small onion, finely sliced
2 garlic cloves, chopped
1 tablespoon olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
1½ tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 to 2 teaspoons of capers

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Preheat oven to 375F.

In a medium bowl, place the Brussels sprouts, onion, garlic, olive oil, salt and pepper. Toss gently and place in a oven safe tray. Roast for approximately 20 to 25 minutes. Just minutes before the Brussels sprouts are ready, prepare the lemon butter sauce.

In a small sauce pan, melt the butter, add the lemon juice and the capers, stir in very little salt and pepper. Let it cook for about 1 minute over low heat. Remove from the heat and pour over the roasted sprouts. Serve immediately.

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Brussels Sprouts with Butter Lemon Caper Sauce from Simple Recipes

If you like this recipe, you might check on Roasted Brussels Sprouts or Brussels Sprouts with Chicken.

Curiosity Corner Jan 2013
Did you know that Brussels sprouts were first mention in late 16th century? It is thought to be native to Belgium, near Brussels, therefore its name. Now Brussels sprouts are cultivated in Europe and US, specifically California.

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  49 Responses to “Brussels Sprouts with Butter Lemon Sauce”

  1. I LOVE these brussel sprouts they look delicious 😀

    Choc Chip Uru

  2. this is another kind of tasty roasted Brussels sprouts recipe!
    I must try this soon, Juliana!

  3. I used to seriously dislike Brussels sprouts when I was younger. But now I love them, especially roasted. Your lemon butter sauce sounds delicious!

  4. Never though brussel sprouts can look so good.

  5. Of course, brussels sprouts with bacon is one of the best things, ever. I’ve never seen them with lemon butter sauce before, but you’ve made the sprouts look very appetising, and it makes me want to try them soon.

  6. That sauce sounds totally addictive and just perfect for the brussels!

  7. I love brussels sprouts, and this dish looks delicious!

  8. I do love brussels sprouts! Your sauce sounds lovely with them. 🙂

  9. I love roasted Brussels sprouts and this sounds like a delicious sauce for them. The addition of the capers is something my husband would love too.

  10. I think I would probably eat this. I’ve never been a fan of brussels sprouts. I like cabbage though.

  11. I have become very veggie-centric as of late and this just fits the bill. I love these funny vegetables anyway – and roasting the big sprouts really enhances them.

  12. Wow you managed to make brussels sprouts look good. Its nice to make your own recreation and control the flavor better. Have a geat week Juliana!

  13. I love all the Brussels sprouts! Yum!

  14. I am not a fan of Brussels sprout but I have to give them a second chance as they look delicious the way you cooked them.

  15. Your Brussels sprouts recipe looks delicious- I recently had a similar dish with a sage butter sauce at a restaurant which was delicious but rich so I’m very interested in trying your lighter recipe as I am a huge
    Fan of roasted Brussels sprouts;-)

  16. I love Brussels sprouts and roasted I think are the best! I love the way you made them Juliana and the citrus must have added so much flavor!

  17. That’s so true about being able to control the amount of butter, sugar or salt that goes into a dish! These brussel sprouts sound heavenly! 😀

  18. This is a great idea for sprouts I bet they are really nice with the capers!

  19. Juliana:
    Although I am not a fan of brussel sprouts, I think your lemon butter caper sauce recipe is phenomenal. It’s the type of sauce that goes well with other vegetables and pasta as well. xx

  20. Luce muy rico es una delicia al paladar me encantan las bruselas ,buenísima receta,abrazos y abrazos

  21. I love anything with butter and lemon!

  22. Brussel sprouts are definitely one of my favourite winter veggies!

  23. They are wonderful roasted, aren’t they? Yours look delicious!

  24. Love how you made those Brussels sprouts look so yummy, Juliana! This is such a simple but truly wonderful recipe!

  25. Your recipes always uplifts my taste buds because I enjoy these type of dishes. Nice flavor and I like the butter added inside.

  26. I love Brussels sprouts and the butter/lemon with capers just made it even more delicious. Thank you and I hope you are having a wonderful week, Juliana! 🙂

  27. DEar Juliana,
    i love Brussels sprouts and these ones, in the oven, and with the butter, lemon and capers…???
    LOVE IT. ABSOLUTELY LOVE this combination.

  28. This looks so fantastic and very different than I have ever prepared or eaten Brussels before. I am sooooo glad you shared your healthier but definitely tasty version. I,too, like to recreate recipes and make them so much better for you and equally delicious.

  29. Totally agree, cooking at home gives one total “control”. I usually stir-fry my Brussels sprouts, will try roasting them next time, yours look so delicious.

  30. I have been on such a roasted veggie kick lately. Maybe because it nicely heats up the house during these cold nights, too! But there’s just something wonderful about the natural sweetness that comes out in any veg when cooked that way, too.

  31. These look phenomenal! I adore roasted Brussels sprouts and will try your recipe soon 🙂

  32. Wow! I have to admit I have never been a fan of brussels sprouts, but these really good tasty.

  33. Brussels sprouts are not one of my favorite, but I have started eating once in a while. The lemon flavor sauce look delicious in it.

  34. My family loves brussels sprouts and the butter lemon sauce sounds refreshing and decadent. 🙂 What a lovely dish.

  35. I don’t know why, but a lot of people don’t like Brussells sprouts. I’m sure it’s because they’ve mostly only had them with the life boiled out of them. I think serving them like this would turn anyone around xx

  36. Something tells me you like Brussels sprouts a lot 😉 This is one more attractive looking dish I would love to copy. Have a lovely weekend!

  37. Your light butter lemon sauce sounds wonderful. It also sounds easy enough to ‘control’ the ingredients in the sauce.

  38. These look lovely!

  39. this looks great and i love how you made it healthier

  40. Yummy, I love everything in it.

  41. This one is certainly one that’s going to be added to my way of cooking these green gems.
    Great for my health and Hubby…even though he needs to be coaxed to accept these on his plate ;o)

    Have a wonderful week Juliana ;o)

  42. We’ve only just begun to enjoy the pleasures of brussels sprouts and have become quite fond of them. I agree that it’s nice to make your own version of favorite restaurant dishes. It’s certainly easier to control the calories, fat and sodium. Have a wonderful week! 🙂

  43. These were super. I’m glad I found the recipe!!

  44. I like the way how you cook these Brussels sprouts… I would finish all of these very “swiftly” – LOL! Victorious you – Indeed!

  45. Hi Juliana, happy new year to you. Gong Xi Fa Cai.
    Your roasted Brussels sprouts look so good, very appetizing dish. YUMMY

    Have a nice week ahead,regards.

  46. Cool recipe! I roast Brussels sprouts all the time, but I’ve never added this great looking butter lemon sauce. Totally love the idea, and I’ll definitely give it a try. Good stuff – thanks.

  47. the brown bits are my favorite! capers are a great addition. 🙂

  48. Hooray for brussels sprouts! I love them with lemon, and this sauce sounds perfect.

  49. The lemon butter sauce seems a perfect match for the roasted brussel sprouts 🙂 I hardly make any sauce for my roasted brussel sprouts.