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Old 01-10-2007, 12:08 PM   #1
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Roasted Brussel Sprouts

I had not had brussel sprouts since I was a kid. As a kid I would eat them, but they were never my favorite. They were always boiled and served with butter or salt.

I have been wanting to try them again recently so I bought some the other day. Last night I cooked them up. I decided to roast them instead of boiling them. Man what a difference! I preheated the oven to 400. I then cut off the end of the brussel sprouts and cut most of them in half. The very small ones stayed whole. They were tossed in olive oil and then got a heavy dose of ground black pepper and salt. They went into the oven. i gave the pan a good shake after about 15 minutes. the roasted for about 30 minutes or so. After they came out of the oven I gave them another dose of salt.

My wife, who had never had brussel sprouts before, but had heard nothing good about them, loved them. I could not get enough of them. My daughter wanted nothing to do with them

I can't wait to make these again. The only problem is that they made the house stink.

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Old 01-10-2007, 12:26 PM   #2
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we eat them about once a week, they do make the house stink.
i just steam them and salt and pepper them, i am not a great fan
i too have wanted to try to roast them. i will try that next time.
your probably wondering if i am not a great fan than why once a week
my hubby loves them and one of my three daughters seems to have
aquired a taste for them too. oh but don't ever try to cook the
frozen ones yuck. but again my hubby loves him. if we ar having
frozen no thank you on my plate.
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Old 01-10-2007, 01:15 PM   #3
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I have done these for a good while now, along with broccoli, cauliflower, green beans, beets, carrots, etc. Roasting is just the VERY best!!
If you ever can, get a stalk of brussels sprouts. They are SO fresh, and delicious.
Brussels sprouts are also a good thing to add to a marinated salad mix.
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Old 01-10-2007, 01:19 PM   #4
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I love brussel sprouts - even tho they stink. I make them about once a week when I am home alone since no one else enjoys them. I did roast them once and the house stunk for days. For the sake of the rest of my family, I won't do that again.
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Old 01-10-2007, 01:22 PM   #5
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we began to roast them a few years ago...wow...love them. Our recipe uses panceta (or bacon) olive oil, garlic, 400* shake every 5 minutes for 15 min. add balsamic vinegar and thyme at the end roast 5 more min. really delish!
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Old 01-10-2007, 01:30 PM   #6
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Hadn't actually thought of roasting them. I wasn't a fan as a kid... but they were probably over-steamed and nastified... and probably frozen.

Fresh is best. I usually just steam and don't add any salt/pepper. The roasting sounds like a treat !
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Old 01-10-2007, 02:37 PM   #7
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GB - I've often added halved brussel sprouts to this favorite roasted veggie mix of mine.

ROASTED MIXED ROOT VEGETABLES

2 thin-skinned/waxy white or red potatoes
2 turnips
2 small/medium onions
2 large/thick carrots
Handful of peeled garlic cloves, or peeled cloves from 2 heads
Extra-virgin olive oil
Salt
Freshly ground black pepper
Dried or fresh-chopped rosemary
Paprika

Preheat oven to 475 degrees.

Cut potatoes in half lengthwise & each half in thirds crosswise. Peel turnips, cut in half lengthwise & each half in thirds crosswise. Peel onions, cut in half lengthwise & each half in half.again lengthwise. Peel carrots & cut in 2” long chunks.

Place all vegetables on a rimmed baking sheet & pour approx. ½ cup of olive oil over. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, rosemary, & paprika, & using your hands, toss vegetables on baking sheet until thoroughly covered with oil & spices. Spread vegetables out on baking sheet in a single layer, or as close thereto as possible.

Roast vegetables for 15 minutes at 475, stirring occasionally, then turn heat down to 400 & continue roasting for another 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Test for doneness by piercing with a sharp knife, which should slide in fairly easily, but perhaps with a “little” resistance in the center.

Makes an excellent accompaniment to a plain roast chicken.



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Old 01-10-2007, 02:39 PM   #8
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Breezy that sounds delicious!
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I always knew you had good taste Trish
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