Hey. How are you?
Remember when I asked you to trust me because I was borderline forcing cupcakes with beets down your throat? Remember when you trusted me and made them anyways and were super impressed?? Because you go and make my food right after I post them, obviously.
Well…I’d like you to remember that feeling because today, on a Friday of all days, I’m going to be giving you…brussel sprouts.
I know. It’s Friday. You want chocolate. It’s probably some sort of cheat day for you. You have your brain on the brunch you’re going to on Sunday. Or the movie theater popcorn you’ll be indulging in when you watch Robert Pattinson be all angsty and Kristen Stewart bite her lip as she struggles through her lines.
I get it. BUT you will need to eat something healthy. After all, French toast and movie theater popcorn does not a meal make.
Oven Roasted Garlic Brussel Sprouts
From The Cooking Photographer
2 lb Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved (quartered if large)
5 cloves garlic, minced fine or pressed through a garlic press
1/2 cup water
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
Move oven rack to the upper third and preheat to 425 degrees.
In a 9×13 inch baking dish, toss together Brussels sprouts, garlic, water, oil, salt and pepper and spread out in a single layer.
Bake for 40-50 minutes until caramelized to taste, tossing once about 25 minutes into cooking time. Remove from oven and toss Brussels sprouts in the pan scraping up brown bits into the sprouts.
So, this is my second attempt at Brussel Sprouts and I was pretty impressed. My first go around I tried to be too fancy. I tried to make vegan bacon grease, I tried to throw in some caramelized fruit. It had potential. These, though, are just straight up roasted and garlicky and good. I know they look black which you may think equals burnt but they aren’t. They are just yummy, that’s all! I served mine with a pumpkin mac and cheese recipe I tired and wasn’t Wickedvegan.com worthy. You can serve yours with some turkey and stuffing though! These are the perfect little vegetables to serve as the green portion for your Thanksgiving meals.
So who wants to start a Breaking Dawn pool with me? We can take bets on how many times Kstew bites her lip. I saw 75. What about you?