Oh man, of all the vegetables I hated growing up, brussels sprouts topped the list. I still believe that there is nothing worse than a steamed brussels sprout, however, I have discovered that with a teeny bit of fat, and a super hot oven, these little morsels can end up pretty tasty! In an honest effort to combat their bad rap, here is a fool proof recipe that will make even the pickiest eater gobble them down, and if all else fails, throw in some bacon… it solves everything…
Maple Cayenne Roasted Brussels Sproutsadapted from Everyday Food magazine
2 pounds Brussels sprouts, halved lengthwise
1 Tablespoon olive oil
salt to taste
1 Tablespoon pure maple syrup
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1. Preheat oven to 400*F.
2. Toss Brussels sprouts with olive oil and salt and spread on a rimmed baking sheet.
3. Roast 15-20 minutes, stirring halfway. They should be tender and browned.
4. While the sprouts are roasting, in a small bowl, combine maple syrup and cayenne pepper.
5. Pour the maple syrup/cayenne mixture over the sprouts, stir to coat, return to oven for one more minute.
6. Serve and enjoy!