Sunday, March 27, 2011

you won’t know unless you try

Roasted Brussel Sprouts

They are very easy to make and have on hand as a healthy snack. 

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Peel the outer leaves and cut the ends off a couple pounds of brussel sprouts.

You can feed the leaves to your hens, it will make them happy.

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Set the oven to 400 and line a heavy duty cookie sheet with foil, spray with nonstick cooking spray.

Cut the sprouts in half and put on the pan all crowded but single layer.

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Drizzle them with olive oil, sea salt and a little lemon juice.

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The amount depends on your taste, I put enough oil on them so they look shiny but not enough that they are swimming in it.  Same with the salt.  I use about a tablespoon of the lemon juice.

When we lived in Turkey I learned that anything from cucumbers to eggplant to chick peas taste great with olive oil, salt and a little lemon juice.

Roast them for about 30-35 minutes. Give them a stir every 10 minutes or so.  They kind of smell bad while roasting, unlike the way the taste which is very delicious. 

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9 comments:

Leslie said...

I love brussel sprouts!!!!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I always say that you and I love so many of the same things! I have developed a taste for Brussel Sprouts...never liked them before but now I LOVE them! I made them last night! But I only like them fresh! I think in the past I've had frozen..NOT good! So I will try this recipe and let you know! If you have time...I wrote something on my blog after your comment! LOL!!!

Paula said...

This looks yummy! We love brussel sprouts!!!!

Barbara at Oodles and Oodles said...

My kids actually fight over these. (Yes, they will fight over anything, but brussel sprouts?) We make 'em with bacon sometimes and they are even more delicious. (though maybe not quite as healthy)

The Dadman Diaries said...

Add some fingerling potatos and this goes great with a steak dinner!

Briana said...

Yes, yummy! I hated brussles sprouts until I roasted them fresh from the garden last year. Yum!

Anonymous said...

I love mine roasted or grilled with seseme oil! Mom always boiled them, never liked them. until I tried roasted them, with zuccini, summer squash, peppers, onins!! xoxo, Me

Jemm said...

I love brussel sprouts too. I've seen them roasted in photos as the side dish. They never tell how to do them though. Did you grow these?

Dawn said...

These always look so good. But I've never bought them and haven't eaten them since childhood!