by Chris Ellis
ROASTED BRUSSELS SPROUTS
Roasted Brussels sprouts are so sweet and delicious, I can eat them like candy!!
1 lb Brussels sprouts, trimmed and washed (large ones should be cut in half)
2-4 Tbsp. olive oil
½ tsp. coarse salt
Freshly ground black pepper
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Mix the Brussels sprouts with olive oil, salt, and pepper, and put them in an ovenproof pan. There should be enough olive oil to coat them lightly. Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes, then stir them to prevent burning, and cook another 10 to 15 minutes until tender. I guarantee there is no pungent sulfur taste in these!!
BRUSSELS SPROUTS WITH WALNUTS, GARLIC AND RED ONIONS
Another interesting way to serve the infamous Brussels sprout!
2 cups steamed Brussels sprouts
2-3 Tbsp. olive oil
2 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
1 large clove garlic, minced
¼ cup walnuts, chopped
1 small red onion, sliced
Salt and pepper to taste
Steam Brussels sprouts for about five minutes so that they still retain their rich green color. Mix minced garlic, chopped walnuts, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, sliced red onion, and salt and pepper. Mix the dressing with the Brussels sprouts and serve. For an interesting variation, top them with plain or flavored goat cheese!!