It’s hard to believe, but my latest food obsession these days is brussels sprouts. Yes, the round little green things that I remember not-so-fondly as the veggies with major yuck factor that cafeteria ladies would serve with slotted spoons in elementary school. Ugh.
If brussels sprouts take you back to a no good, very bad place like they did for me, it’s time to put those painful memories aside. Because I think brussels sprouts are making a comeback. I’ve noticed them a lot on some of the dishes I’ve ordered when dining out. Like the Monkfish at Vino Nadoz (pictured below) and the Chicken Paprikash at Water Street Cafe.
So a couple weeks ago, I decided to try cooking brussels sprouts myself. How hard could it be? Not hard at all. And more delicious than I ever thought possible. The recipe I tried was for Oven Roasted Garlic Brussels Sprouts, found on Pinterest via The Cooking Photographer. All you do is toss the brussels sprouts with garlic, water, olive oil, salt and pepper and roast them in the oven.
Words can’t describe how yummy this recipe is. I could eat these little suckers like a bag of potato chips.
Of course, I have a whole new list of brussel sprout recipes to try.
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I’m still in search of the perfect bacon + brussels sprouts recipe. If you know of a great one, please send it my way!