Adventures in Brussel Sprouts

By |March 25th, 2013|cooking|

Like most kids I was never a fan of brussels sprouts growing up. Not sure how they got such a bad rap but whenever they were served I cringed. Then a few years ago the brussels sprout underwent a revival and soon they were popping up on every menu in town. I can’t remember when but I eventually tried a bite of someones roasted sprouts and fell in love. Ever since I have been trying brussels sprouts on menus all over town. So I decided to try and recreate the deliciousness at home. I wanted to try a traditional recipe, and a more adventurous one so I picked up two pounds of brussels sprouts. For the “basic” version, I cut the sprouts in half, threw them in a bowl and tossed with olive oil, salt and pepper.

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Then I took the other pound of sprouts and mixed them with olive oil and wasabi powder. I put kept them separate  but used just one cookie sheet. I also used a silicone baking mat which is not necessary but definitely recommended. Nothing sticks to the pan and clean up is easy.  brussel sprouts-2

Then I baked the sprouts at 400 degrees for about 45 minutes. I like mine a little crispy, so if you don’t you might want to take them out earlier.

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I tossed the wasabi sprouts with a little honey to help counter the heat and then had a little taste test. They both were delish! Next time I will probably use more wasabi powder  (I used a tablespoon) but other than that I was pleased with the way they turned out.  brussel-sprouts-4

Do you have any amazing brussels sprout recipes?

love and candy,