A chef friend of mine once told me that I’m missing out on a great thing if I never eat brussels sprouts. He also said that there are so many ways to make them delicious! Since I consider myself an adventurous chef myself I decided that I would create some interesting recipes with them. Brussels sprouts is a vegetable consisting of the small compact bud of a variety of cabbage.
Brussels sprouts are a beautiful vegetable to grow in your garden. It consists of a stalk with many little sprouts that look like tiny cabbages.
Brussels sprouts have never been very popular around our house, I guess because neither my husband nor I grew up eating them. I recently ate at a great restaurant in Birmingham Michigan, Cafe Via, and my friend ordered them. They looked really good and I tried them and they were delicious!! This is my attempt to recreate that recipe. Now to find some additional recipes for brussels sprouts.
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon, Almonds and Dried Cranberries
- 16 oz. brussels sprouts
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/2 lb bacon, chopped
- 1 cup slivered almonds
- 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup dried cranberries (optional)
- salt and pepper to taste
Wash brussels sprouts and cut in half. Place on aluminum foil on baking sheet. Add olive oil, bacon, almonds, dried cranberries and salt and pepper. Toss and stir until well coated. Bake in 400 degree F oven for 15 minutes or until brussels sprouts start to brown. Serve with roast or chicken or quinoa