Hello fellow veggie-phobes! I've got an annoucement that might get me kicked out of the club. I fixed Brussells sprouts today and they were GOOD! I went to my old stand-by, roasting, and folks, it does change the texture, the taste, everything! Let me tell you what I did, and then you can try this at home!
I got a bag of frozen Brussells sprouts, because I had no idea when I would have the courage or interest in trying this recipe out. So today, I thawed those suckers out in a bowl on the counter. I was a bit worried, as when I got home, I was afraid they would be mush, but they had held up pretty good.
Next, took the thawed little green balls and cut them in half, length-wise. Oh, in the meantime, be warming the oven up to 400*F and line a baking pan with foil.
Toss those halves into a bowl, spray with some olive oil and seasonings. I used the Grinder Seas Salt and Garlic, but you can use whatever floats your boat. I didn't do it this time, but I might suggest a bit of parm cheese, just to be sure. Also, I recommend "over seasoning", as this batch was slightly bland.
Lay them out with space between them, so the heat can get all around them. I did them face down. You roast them for 20 minutes, then flip them over, and roast for another 10 minutes.
The first one was...hmmm, okay, this isn't bad. Then I tried another and another. I was picking out the small, well-browned ones first, then started to get more brave and went for the larger ones. And then I realized...these had the same texture and consistency, and ALMOST the same flavor as roasted potatoes!! And they really are good!!
Next on the list is asparagus!
What is our count so far?
Rutabaga - definitely good.
Cauliflower - It's okay.
Zucchini and Squash chips - Great snack.
Broccoli - Eh.
Brussells sprouts - ranking up at the top!
Oh, I didn't tell y'all about the cabbage for New Year's. Fixed pretty much the same way as all the others, and it was actually pretty good, too.
If only more restaurants would roast the veggies, I would be okay. These same veggies steamed are just not...the same.
But I am very stoked about adding some BS to my diet! :P