Saturday, November 24, 2007

Brussel Sprouts

Now don't turn up your nose like I used to. I also understand that brussel sprouts are one of the healthiest foods. just try this very, very easy method.

About 1 to 1 1/2 lb brussel sprouts

3 cloves of chopped garlic
sea salt
fresh ground pepper
extra virgin olive oil


clean the brussel sprouts by cutting off the ends and any icky looking leaves, then cut the brussel sprout in half. Put all the sprouts in a bowl to coat with the extra virgin olive oil, salt and pepper. Place said sprouts on a baking sheet lined with foil. Sprinkle the sliced garlic to inter mix with the sprouts. Now if y'all are not garlic lovers leave it out. Place the baking sheet with the sprouts in a hot oven 400* is good, for about 25-30 minutes. Keep an eye on them cause they can burn quickly depending on your oven temp, so when you peek on them shake the pan a bit. You want them browned to give you the nutty flavor but not burnt to ruin the taste.

Serve immediately. You may also add crispy bacon or pancetta when sprouts are completed. I didn't take a photo of the completed sprouts cause dinner was ready and these are not good cold.

As a side note...
If you want to add a bit of zing to your mashed potatoes next time, add about a 1/4 cup of shaved manchego cheese adds an amazing flavor.

Hope your Thanksgiving, if celebrated, was wonderful. Now on to the Christmas holidays. Do remember to come back often, cause this family has some amazing goodies to share.


Sylvie said...

Happy holidays ladies. I also luv brussel sprouts. I wanted to cook some for Thanksgiving but when I mentioned the menu selection to my neice, she cringed. Anyway I didn't make them.

I'm looking forward to preparing Christmas treats. Just got to find the time.

Joanna said...

I LOVE Brussels sprouts ... these sound WONDERFUL ... my veg box doesn't give me anything like enough sprouts, so I haven't yet been able to try a Brussels raw sprout salad - and now it may have to wait another week or two before I've tried this

Thanks for sharing

Ren said...

Brussel sprouts cooked then tossed with dried cranberries, chopped cooked bacon and rings of fried onions are a holiday staple in my home.

Even those who are not overly crazy about brussels seem to enjoy these.

Moon said...

Ren, what a good variation. Like to try the added cranberries.