I love brussel sprouts so much! They're super adorable besides being tasty! I like to cook mine in a bit of water with garlic, but roasting sounds like a great alternative. Thanks for the recipes -- I'm going to try them out!
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My husband had never eaten them until he met me. I love to find just picked ones at the farmer's market. There are many great fall themed recipes out right now for roasting them which I hope to try - I have always steamed or sauteed them.
Omg, I have deep, desperate love for brussies... as we call them around here. (Yes, they have a pet name.) I just ate them for the first time this past summer, and I adore them. I could eat them for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I've thought about eating a bag of them for a meal, but I suspect my stomach would have some objections after the fact. (Although I may try it one day, just to verify that hunch.) My very favorite are the Bird's Eye Steamables. Throw 'em in the microwave for 5 minutes, sprinkle with lemon juice, and NOM NOM NOM. Husby and I have to count them to make sure we divide them evenly, otherwise we fight about who got more. Lol!
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I hate to admit it, but I have never even tried brussel sprouts. That is one of the problems of growing up in a meat and potatoes family. I never tried veggies as a kid. I love to roast sweet potato wedges. Maybe I will buy some to try next time I make sweet potatoes.
What do brussel sprouts taste like?
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I loooove brussels sprouts! If you've never tried roasting them, you're missing out! I love making a big batch of mixed winter veggies and enjoying the leftovers for lunch:
3/4 lb. brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved 2 carrots, sliced into thick sticks 1/2 head cauliflower, broken into bite-sized chunks 1 small sweet potato, cubed
Drizzle them with olive oil and lemon juice, sprinkle with rosemary, then roast at 400 degrees until nice and caramelized. SOOOO GOOD!
I also like steaming my sprouts then coating them in a sauce made of 2tbsp. plain greek yogurt, 1 tbsp. mayo, juice of half a lemon, 1 tbsp. parmesan cheese, and some dried tarragon. It's how my grandfather made them and now it's how the whole family eats them!
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i love brussels sprouts. the joke in our family is that i, as a child, had to make my mom eat her brussels sprouts! LOL. she always hated them, but, i would always make her eat at least one. we usually only got them at thanksgiving and christmas.
now, she actually buys them for herself, as she knows how healthy they are, and she can handle the taste.
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Hahaha, I know what you're thinking cuz I used to hate them too, until I started making them like this.
2 lbs. Brussels sprouts, stems removed ½ c. pecans, chopped 1 Tbs. extra virgin olive oil Salt & pepper to taste 1 Tbs. butter Heat oven to 350°. Halve the Brussels sprouts. Place Brussels sprouts, pecans, oil, salt, & pepper on sheet pan. Toss to coat. Bake 20-30 minutes, until tender & lightly browned. Remove from oven, toss with butter, and serve. Serves 4-6.
Is it possible that suddenly Brussels sprouts will become popular? They're featured on the cover of Whole Living this month and in one of my cooking mags.
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