Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Brussels Sprouts

My all time favorite veggie is Brussels Sprouts...next is sweet potatoes and having both in one meal is just the best! I received my Care2 newsletter and it had 13 ways to fix Brussels Sprouts. I loved the Cider Braised Brussels Sprouts recipe below. Also, if you want other ways to fix Brussels Sprouts, sweet potatoes and other dishes check out OH MY VEGGIES link on this post.

CIDER BRAISED BRUSSELS SPROUTSBrussels Sprouts are finding a new popularity, partly because of their cancer-fighting nature, and partly because people are learning how to cook them so they have a firm, nut-like, earthy sweetness far, far removed from any old-style mushy blandness.

This recipe pairs healthful garlic with the sweetness of cider to make a Brussels Sprout dish so delicious that everyone will want seconds.

3 cups Brussels sprouts, tough ends sliced off and outer leaves removed
1 tablespoon olive oil or butter
1 garlic clove, minced
1/4 cup apple cider
salt and freshly-ground pepper to taste
1. Cut an X in the bottom of each Brussels sprout. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add Brussels sprouts and return to a boil. Cook, covered, for 20 minutes, until sprouts are tender but still firm.2. Drain Brussels sprouts. Heat oil or butter in a heavy-bottomed skillet over medium-high heat. Add sprouts and garlic, and saute 5 minutes, stirring, until garlic is soft and fragrant and sprouts are coated with oil. Add cider and turn heat to high, stirring constantly, until cider is reduced in volume by half, making a sauce. Add salt and pepper to taste and serve immediately.Serves 6.
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Read more: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/cider-braised-brussels-sprouts.html#ixzz2B4MaBxvn

If you want more awesome Brussels Sprouts recipes or other great side dish recipes check out OH MY VEGGIES...


1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the link! Brussels sprouts are one of my favorite veggies too. I used to hate them when I was a kid, though! :)