Wednesday, September 24, 2008

My new found love of brussel sprouts...

Oven Roasted Brussel Sprouts

How weird is it that something you thought you have hated for your whole life is becomming one of you favorite things ever. I'm talking about brussel sprouts. Now maybe I have never had fresh ones before or maybe they were just over cooked or under seasoned? Well whatever the reason it's not how it is now. I mean, I LOVE these things!

Balsamic Roasted Brussel Sprouts (adapted from Kalyn's Kitchen)


Preheat oven to 450 degrees

Ingredients:

1 pound fresh brussel sprouts, quartered and trimmed
1/2 onion, chopped
1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
2 Tbsp extra virgin Olive Oil
Fresh grated Parmesan cheese
about a handful of pine nuts (lightly toasted in a hot skillet)

Directions:
  • Toss the brussel sprouts and onion with the olive oil and the balsamic.
  • Place on a lightly oiled baking sheet. Cook for about 20 minutes, tossing midway through, or until they are cooked through and starting to turn a nice golden brown.
  • Remove from oven and place in a bowl. Top with pine nuts and Parmesan cheese and serve immediately.
Everyone liked these. My oldest one even asked for seconds. You can't beat that!!!

19 comments:

Bellini Valli said...

I have always felt the same way about mushrooms. I have learned to love them as well as brussels if cooked with bacon and chopped up...isn't it funny how are tastes change:D

Bentoist said...

I love brussel sprouts! Yours look really delish! I might try it as a bento dish sometime. =)

Life is Good said...

Wow that looks fantastic. I love brussel sprouts and only ever eat them steamed with nothing on them. I will definitely have them on my next shopping list.

ON CALL CHEF said...

Those look fabulous! I have always loved brussel sprouts so this is a no brainer for me! I love adding a bit of bacon, red onions, and a tad of apple juice to deglaze, then top with a bit of Romano. Now I should try Roasted Pine Nuts as well! YUMMY!

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

Yummy Judy! :)

You know how much I love these suckers! This is another fantastic way to prepare them!

bakingbarb said...

I love brussel sprouts but have been cooking them with walnuts, will have to try them your way next time.

Brittany said...

Ever since Jenn featured them a while back, they have peaked my interest. I must give these a go.

Peter M said...

I've always loved brussel sprouts and I'm glad you're "with the program".

They are healthy and delish...I'm sure I'll see more recipes from you this winter.

Farmgirl_dk: said...

Ok, seriously...I have always HATED brussel sprouts...blech, ugh, yuck! But this recipe intriques me...there are very few things that can't be made yummy with parmesan, pine nuts, and olive oil!

Tell me, when you post these recipes, is there a standard # of servings that I can assume? Are you generally cooking 4 portions?

MrOrph said...

Exactly. I managed to feel the same way about lima beans when my wife told me that they were butter beans. They are one and the same! She still doesn't believe it.

Now she hates brussel sprouts, but I found a way to make them good. Just goes to show...

On to the beets!

melissa said...

I absolutely adore brussel sprouts! I just need to find a way to convince hubby to eat them.

Judy@nofearentertaining said...

HI Val-I am trying to stay away from bacon but this was still really good. And it is funny how your tastes change!

Hi Bentoist-would make a great bento dish!

Hey LisG-You have to try this one!

Hi ON CALL CHEF-This was great and I love pine nuts anyway!

Hey Jenn-This was fast and simple...you know me, the major criteria for a recipe I'll try!

Hi bakingbarb-Walnuts are good but pine nuts are better!!!

Hey Brittany-It was Jenn's post that got me interested in trying them again!

Hey Peter-I can't wait until I can get them local and seasonal to here!!!

Hey Danni-I'm with you as the hater kind but these are really good. I usually do about a pound of things and that usually feeds 2 little ones and us with some left over so I think it would be safe to say for 4.

Hey Mr.Orph-I love Lima's but these brussel sprouts, that I hated, I now really love!!! I have a great roasted beet recipe that I got from Jenn-The Leftover Queen. Delicious!!!

Hi Melissa-This may be the recipe. Parmesan, pine nuts and balsamic-how can you go wrong?

LMcC said...

Judy, I love brussel sprouts and usually just roast them with olive oil. I can't wait to try them this way! Yum! My 3 y.o. always gets very excited when I make them! He calls them candy! The others here, not so much! But he and I just say 'more candy for us!'

Stacey Snacks said...

When you grew up with frozen vegetables, you would hate any green veg.........
I always choked on brussel sprouts, but now I roast them, and am in love with them!
Stacey Snacks

kittie said...

I love brussel sprouts loads! I remember not liking them as a kid, but can't work out when that changed...

This is a new recipe to me - sounds delish!

Uli said...

Jennifer, the Skinny Chef, has also a delicious receipe for roasted brussels sprouts. Check it out on Food Buzz at

http://www.foodbuzz.com/recipes/519892-roasted-brussels-sprouts

Lauren Denneson said...
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Lauren Denneson said...

Yay! I love brussel sprouts. And, I've become addicted to adding toasted pine nuts to all of my vegetable dishes. I had to exhibit extreme self-control to keep myself from adding them to my most recent creation - sweet/sour apple cabbage rolls http://daringtothrive.blogspot.com/2008/10/gluten-free-vegetarian-cabbage-rolls.html
Don't they just add a great unique flavor to everything?

Rico said...

Saw you on Foodbuzz...I always loved Brussels sprout they have that zinggy bitterness to them...But if you don't like you can always do the same recipe replacing Brussels sprouts with curly cabbage.