Sunday, February 19, 2017

Roasted Brussels Sprouts



Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a small skillet over medium heat; add 2 chopped garlic cloves and 1/2 teaspoon each cumin seeds and kosher salt and cook 2 minutes. Stir in 1 tablespoon brown sugar, the juice of 1/2 lemon, and a pinch of red pepper flakes. Toss with 1 1/4 pounds halved Brussels sprouts on a baking sheet. Roast at 450 degrees F until tender, 18 to 24 minutes. Toss with torn cilantro.

Brussels Sprouts with Anne Burrell for Food Network Magazine
·        2 pounds Brussels sprouts, trimmed
·        Extra-virgin olive oil
·        Kosher salt
·        Pinch of red pepper flakes
·        1/3 cup pine nuts
·        6 ounces slab bacon, cut into lardons
·        Parmigiano-reggiano, for topping 

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Cut the Brussels sprouts in half lengthwise, from top to bottom. Toss the sprouts with olive oil, 1/2 teaspoon salt and the red pepper flakes on a baking sheet. Put in the oven and roast until tender, about 20 minutes. Toast the pine nuts on a separate baking sheet in the oven for the last 5 minutes of roasting the sprouts. While the sprouts are roasting, put the bacon in a small saute pan with a splash of olive oil and bring the pan to medium heat. Cook the bacon until crispy, 7 to 8 minutes. Remove from the pan. Toss the roasted Brussels sprouts with the crispy bacon and toasted pine nuts. Using a peeler, shave a few slices of parmigiano on top.

Rachael Ray’s Brussels Sprouts
·        3 slices bacon, chopped
·        1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, 1 turn of the pan
·        1 shallot, chopped
·        1 1/2 pounds Brussels sprouts, trimmed, small sprouts left whole, larger sprouts halved
·        Salt and pepper, to your taste
·        1 cup chicken broth
Brown bacon in a medium skillet over medium high heat. Remove bacon to a paper towel lined plate. Add extra-virgin olive oil to the pan, 1 turn. Add shallots to the pan and saute 1 to 2 minutes. Add Brussels sprouts and coat in oil. Season with salt and pepper. Cook Brussels sprouts 2 to 3 minutes to begin to soften, then add broth. Bring broth to a bubble, cover and reduce heat to medium low. Cook 10 minutes, until tender. Transfer sprouts to a serving dish with a slotted spoon and top with cooked bacon bits.