11.07.2008

Give Brussel Sprouts a Chance......Please?

My mom never made brussel sprouts, but for some reason I thought I hated them like every other kid I knew. It wasn't until a few years ago that I even tasted a brussel sprout. We were in Ashveille, NC for Thanksgiving and I ordered a duck breast that was served with roasted brussel sprouts. I was super-excited to try them, but I'm so glad that I did. Brussel sprouts really get a bad reputation.....when cooked properly, they are tender, sweet, and delicious.

I make my brussel sprouts like Barefoot Contessa, which is roasted in the oven with very simple seasonsings. I made Jason try one tonight and it was just like having a toddler in the house. He actually made a "yuck face" before he tried them. I did admit later that they weren't as bad as he thought they would be (thanks Jason).

Roasted Brussel Sprouts:
1 package of fresh brussel sprouts -- chop off the very end (it's tough) and take off any bruised or discolored leaves
Olive Oil
Salt & Pepper

Directions:
1. Once you have washed and trimmed the brussel sprouts, place them in a bowl
2. Drizzle with olive oil, just enough to coat the sprouts
3. Sprinkle with salt & pepper
4. Roast at 400 degrees in the oven for 20 minutes (or you could use the broiler)

4 comments:

Emily W. said...

Have you ever tried sauteeing some bacon, then tossing the sprouts in the bacon/grease before putting them in the oven to roast? I did this one Thanksgiving and it went over really well. It might be the key to getting Jason on board with the brussel sprouts. Although it might cancel out any health benefits they offer.

Kyle + Jason said...

You're right Emily, what was I thinking? I should totally hypnotize him with bacon grease before trying to get him to eat brussel sprouts. Thanks for the tip -- I'll use that!!

Library Lady said...

Give a "shout" for Brussel Sprout!

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