Monday, December 20, 2010

Roasted Brussel Sprouts



It's amazing how certain recipes just stay with you. I read them, then no matter how much time passes, I just can't rest until making it. That's how it was with this brussel sprouts recipe I found over at The Hungry Housewife (a fun and DELICIOUS blog, I highly recommend you go say hi to Leslie). She posted this recipe clear back in January of last year, but when Thanksgiving rolled around, and I wanted to make brussel sprouts, I knew exactly where to go. Oh I'm so glad I did! There aren't too many brussel sprout lovers in my home, but how can you not automatically love anything cooked in bacon, c'mon? It should win just by default.

These are really simple to make, just a quick saute and a roast. But the results yield a brown, caramelized brussel sprout, brimming with smoky bacon flavor. It was easily the yummiest thing on my plate, and was the only dish that got completely eaten. Oh yes, I will be making these again and again. Thanks Leslie!

Roasted Brussel Sprouts
By The Hungry Housewife

Ingredients

1 pound fresh brussel sprouts,washed and trimmed of the rough "bud" on bottom and halved
Olive Oil
2 large shallots, thinly sliced
6 slices bacon, finely chopped
2 Tbsp Butter
Salt and Pepper
Balsamic Glaze

Directions

Preheat oven to 425

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a large skillet over medium heat, add bacon and sauté for about 5 minutes. Add the shallots and cook for another 3 minutes. Add Butter , brussels Sprouts, salt and pepper. Toss to coat.

Pour the sprouts onto the baking sheet, roast for 30 minutes, turning once.
Remove from oven and drizzle with the Balsamic Glaze.

After all the pictures I've taken of food, I really shouldn't be surprised!

22 comments:

mybizzykitchen.com said...

My MIL adores brussel sprouts - I'll have to book mark this for when she visits!

LOVE the picture of your son taking picturs of food - priceless!

Leslie said...

Thanks so very much for the shout out!!!! I am very glad you liked them! I think they are addicting! I love your little photographer.

Ann said...

These look so delicious. I might make them on Christmas Eve. I didn't like my recipe for Brussels sprouts on Thanksgiving. Thank you for a new one!

Erica said...

hahahaha your son cracks me up :) There really is nothing like roasted brussels...so tasty. I will have to make this variety with bacon for Josh

Val said...

I love love love brussel sprouts.

Emily said...

Okay Teresa . . . I am making this . . . because it passes your palate approval!!! Hope you have a wonderful Christmas!!!

Pam said...

I think you have a future food blogger in your family...too cute.

I have never been a huge brussel sprout fan but I bet even I would love them roasted.

Krista said...

Oooh. I adore this recipe! My kiddos (surprisingly) and I love brussel sprouts and these look amazing. Bookmarking now! Thanks for sharing.

cards4ubylouise and other treasures said...

Sounds good. When I was a little girl I called brussel sprouts "Little cabbages", going to buy some tomorrow and try this recipe....thanks.

Lara said...

Brussel sprouts are something that completely intimidates me, so I'll have to get brave and give these a try!

Mary said...

Me thinks I spy a budding food photographer. Your sprouts - vegetable and human - look wonderful. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Diana's Cocina said...

They look delicious. I'm always willing to try any thing roasted. Your little photographer is a keeper ;).

Kim said...

You can't imagine how hard I'm laughing right now. Too bad we can't get together because it would be a hoot. My 4 year old is taking pictures of food too. I have to actually take turns with him! LOL! Love that pic :P

I posted brussel sprouts with bacon too, but mine weren't roasted. Had I seen this post before I made them, I definitely would've followed this recipe. Roasting just brings out all the flavors more. Looks delicious.

I think Santa should buy your little guy a camera for Christmas!

Chow and Chatter said...

wow this looks great for Christmas dinner love the picture of your son so cute my 2 yr old did the same thing the other day he h he

hugs Rebecca

Kathleen said...

My hubby will love these. Looks like we both have a blog crush on the same person! LOL!

Maria said...

One of my favorite veggies!

Declutter Your Life said...

I think brussel sprouts looks so cool! Plus they taste fantastic, can't wait to try this!!

The Blonde Duck said...

Merry Christmas!

Burp and Slurp~! said...

Aw, look at that! Young foodie in the making! ;-)

Brussel sprouts is my favorite vegetable ever...I love it in just about any way except raw!

Barbara Bakes said...

My husband will not eat Brussels sprouts but I bet he'd love these.

Katy ~ said...

Big thumbs up from me! I would eat the whole pan by myself.

Lynn said...

Making this right now :) Yes, I did print it out in Dec., 2010. Hope things are going well for you, Teresa.