Thursday, April 14, 2011

Roasted Brussel Sprouts


Never liked them . . .

 . . . Never tried them.

How good can they really be?  They're 'brussel sprouts.' 
Just say they word -- doesn't even sound like you'd want to eat one!



Cut stem from sprout and remove large, outer leafy green parts.




I decided, though, that it was time to face my fear and try them. If I was going to try them, I was going to have to cook them in a way that would give ALL the help they needed to taste tolerable. That meant I couldn't boil or steam these beauties. I'd have to roast them to bring out their 'naturally sweet' flavor!



Drizzle the sprouts with a bit of olive oil and season with coarse sea
salt and coarse ground pepper.  Toss to coat well.




















When the kids walked in -- they both said, "what smells good?" Guess what I said! "Brussel Sprouts!"

YEAH! We were off on the right foot!

Guess what the Mr. said when he walked in and saw them. "Are we really having those?"

I think it's a bad childhood memory!




Actually, we were kind of excited to try to new veggie. 
 
Guess what!
 
We ALL (even the Mr.) like the Brussel Sprouts!  They were really yummy!

Bake in a 350 degree oven for 20-40 minutes, depending on the amount
of sprouts you're cooking.  You want the veggie to be roasted on the
outside and fork tender.  Stir the sprouts several times during the
cooking process.



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