Sunday, September 9, 2012

{recetas} Garlic Pepper Brussels Sprouts

I love Brussels sprouts. I wish I could say I always have, but that's not true.

I think I was 25 when I first tried the delicious vegetable. That's a mere three years ago. My curiosity got the best of me when I saw the bulk bag of Brussels sprouts at my local Costco. I purchased...okay, my mom purchased 4 pounds of them.

I talked with my brother-in-law, a man that thoroughly enjoys to cook, about the vegetable and learned that boiled Brussels sprouts weren't so fabulous. Instead, he informed me, they should be cooked on the stove with some oil.

What you need:
  • 2 pounds Brussels sprouts
  • grape seed oil
  • salt
  • pepper
  • red pepper flakes
What you do:
  • Wash the Brussels sprouts and trim away the stem. I always peel away the leaves that look yucky, or super loose.
  • Cut each sprout in half, from the top to the stem (I think the inside looks rather interesting).
  • Place the sprouts (I got sick of typing Brussels) in a bowl and drizzle with grape seed oil (or an oil of your choice). Give it a good toss.
  • Add a few cranks from the salt grinder and a few from the pepper grinder. Toss again, then add the red pepper flakes. Add everything to a saute pan. Cook over medium low heat, stirring frequently. Turn the heat on the stove a bit lower, cover and cook for five minutes.
That's it! Super easy. Tonight, my husband had a few as a side to our burgers and baked potatoes (he doesn't care for Brussels sprouts). I had mine both as a side and as a topper for the baked potato. It was delicious!

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