You are here: Home » Recipes » Brussels Sprouts with Lemon, Thyme and Caramelized Onions Brussels Sprouts with Lemon, Thyme and Caramelized Onions Recipe by Relish ContributorKitchen Tested Yield 6 to 8 servings Sprinkled with lemon zest and thyme, these braised Brussels sprouts are a great fall side dish. PrintEmail If using fresh Brussels sprouts, trim the bottom off each before slicing. If using frozen, take them out of the freezer and refrigerate them a day prior to making this dish so you can easily slice them. Ingredients 2 pounds fresh or frozen Brussel sprouts, sliced lengthwise 1/2-inch thick2 tablespoons olive oil, divided1 large Spanish onion, chopped Water, optional4 springs fresh thyme, leaves stripped from stem, or 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme. finely grated rind of 2 lemons Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste Instructions Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat and add half the olive oil. Add onions and cook 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently, until well browned. Add a sprinkling of water to prevent sticking, if necessary. Add thyme and lemon zest and saute 1 minute. Remove onions to a plate; set aside. Return skillet to stove and add remaining oil to the pan over medium heat. Add sliced Brussels sprouts. Season with salt and pepper and cook 5 to 6 minutes, stirring frequently, until tender but still al dente. Return onions to pan, combine well and heat through.