Nutty Brussels Sprouts
Trim any damaged leaves off the Brussels sprouts and trim the stem ends. Cut an X in the bottom of each sprout, then steam the sprouts in a vegetable steamer until crisp-tender.
In a medium mixing bowl combine the vinegar, maple syrup, shallots and mustard and whisk together. Let sit for 5 minutes. Whisk in the oil in a slow, steady stream until emulsified. Add salt and pepper, to taste.
Recipe courtesy Emeril Lagasse, 2002