Thursday, November 18, 2010

Recipe: Roasted Brussel Sprouts

I found this recipe in The F-Factor Diet cookbook. I have adjusted it slightly to fit our tastes (there is no red pepper in the original). I know many of you probably think Brussel sprouts are disgusting and smell like cabbage. Well, just like green beans and asparagus, there is definitely the potential to overcook them. Don't. Follow these directions and they will turn out beautifully green and fresh tasting, almost sweet. Just try them once.

1 10-ounce pkg. frozen no-salt-added Brussel Sprouts (I used fresh)
2 cups chicken broth (I used no-salt chicken bullion)
1 tbsp. olive oil
1 tbps. chopped garlic
1/2 tsp. salt (I omit the salt)
1/4 tsp. pepper (I use 1 tsp.)
1 tsp. red pepper 
2 tbsp. sliced almonds, toasted

1. Preheat oven to broil. 

2. Place chicken broth in a pot and bring to a boil.

3. Add Brussel sprouts and cook for 5 minutes, until tender.

4. In the meantime, chop your garlic and add it to the olive oil, pepper, red pepper, and salt (if using) in a bowl large enough to hold your Brussel sprouts.

5. Drain Brussel Sprouts.

6. Cut them in half.

7. Place in bowl with ingredients and toss to coat.

8. Spread Brussel sprouts onto a baking sheet and broil for 8 minutes, stirring after 4 minutes to ensure even cooking.

9. While sprouts are roasting, toast your sliced almonds. Toss occasionally to avoid burning.

10. Serve sprouts topped with toasted almonds and prepare to be shocked by how fantastic they are!

11. Yum!


Danielle and Clint said...

I think I am one of the very few that LOVES brussel sprouts. These look so yummy! I never thought to boil them in chicken broth!

Erin said...

Mmm... looks good. I like brussels sprouts, and my husband loves them. We might have to try this... thanks!

Kristina P. said...

I am a recent brussel sprouts convert. My mom used to make them for my dad when we were kids, but as kids, we thought they were nasty.

I need to buy some. I have seen some delicious recipes lately.

Two Pitties in the City said...

Those do look good. Brussels Sprouts are now becoming really popular in all the "foodie restaurants" in Chicago.

*claire* said...

you made those look good!
can't say i would be brave enough to eat brussel sprouts again though!

Mom and Dem said...

I LOVE brussels sprouts, but I usually toss them with bacon and blue cheese dressing before I eat them so probs not the healthiest options around.

Candace said...

I am crazy for brussel sprouts but am just awful at preparing them myself. I will give this recipe a try for sure!

Shannon said...

Ohhhman these look tasty! I tend to only eat the frozen ones in butter I may have to venture out here.

Teri said...

Looks delicious... I know what I'm having for supper tomorrow night!