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Braised Brussels Sprouts & Kale

Use lacinato kale for it’s deep blue-green color and superb flavor. Traditionally used in Italian cooking for centuries, the name ‘dinosaur kale’ is also used because of the texture of the leaves.

2-4 Servings

Updated: Tue, 04/03/2018 - 9:42pm


  • 1-2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 3 cups halved Brussels sprouts
  • 3 cups thinly sliced lacinato kale
  • ¼ cup water + ⅓ cup
  • 3-4 Tablespoons wet mustard
  • 1 Tablespoon mirin
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • Sea salt and fresh cracked pepper


  1. Heat oil in a sauté pan over low heat. Sauté the Brussels sprouts and kale for 2-3 minutes.
  2. Add ¼ cup water, increase heat to medium-high, cover and simmer for 4-5 minutes.
  3. Whisk together the mustard, mirin, and ⅓ cup water in a small bowl. Stir into pan, cover and steam for another 4-5 minutes or until vegetables reach desired tenderness.
  4. Stir in lemon juice and season with salt and pepper. Enjoy!