Monday, November 21, 2011

brussel sprout love...

you either love or hate brussel sprouts, i'm in the love camp. i had a bunch that were about to go bad so i whipped them up using this recipe (i only had 1 lb so i cut the recipe in half and i added some already cooked REAL bacon bits..yummm) about the easiest recipe on the planet. this would be a really good side dish for thanksgiving...i just happen to be eating mine as dinner tonight...

2 lb brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved (quartered if large)
5 cloves garlic, minced fine or pressed through a garlic press
1/2 cup water
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper

1. move oven rack to the upper third and preheat to 425 degrees.
2. in a 9x13 inch baking dish, toss together Brussels sprouts, garlic, water, oil, salt and pepper and spread out in a single layer.
3. bake for 40-50 minutes until caramelized to taste, tossing once about 25 minutes into cooking time. remove from oven and toss brussels sprouts in the pan scraping up brown bits into the sprouts.

1 comment:

  1. i am totally obsessed with brussels!
    i just slice in half, and saute with EVOO, s+p over med-high heat until nice and golden. DELISH!

    my mom lets them simmer in chicken stock with a little brown sugar until tender and then serves with crispy bacon bits- oh. so. good!