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This Brussels sprouts recipe is nothing like what was available growing up. Our family never had Brussels sprouts when I was a kid. On the rare occasion that they were offered at a family gathering or some other special dinner, I remember never liking them - mostly because they were usually mushy, smelled bad, and tasted even worse. Thinking back now, I’m not sure that I would eat them today if I was limited to under-seasoned, boiled or steamed sprouts. Fortunately, there are lots of other options that bring out the natural flavor of the sprouts, and eliminate the mushy, smelly side effects.
Our favorite is Brussels sprouts recipe calls for roasting.
You can purchase pre-trimmed sprouts at many grocery stores, but trimming at home is super simple. You just want to cut off any stem portions and remove any yellow or discolored outside leaves. Once you cut the stem off, cut the sprout in half (or quarter them if they are large). You want to create bite sized pieces. Don’t worry about extra leaves falling off, just toss those into the bowl as you go.
Once you have the sprouts prepared, be sure to toss them with the oil and spices BEFORE you spread them onto the baking sheet. This ensures an even coating of the spices before cooking. We don’t usually stir the sprouts during the roasting, but you may want to check on them about halfway through the cooking time to ensure they are not burning. And, if you take the extra time to make sure that all of the sprouts are on the baking sheet cut side down, you won't be disappointed. It's the contact between the sprouts and the pan in this Brussels sprouts recipe that creates the tasty browned, caramelized flavor.
I like to use a large metal bowl to toss the sprouts with spices, and then I add my butter and hot sauce to the bowl and place it on top of the oven while the sprouts cook - by the time the sprouts are done, the butter is melted and its ready to toss.
Roasted Brussels sprouts make a great side dish for just about any entree, and are great for any meal, including breakfast!
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