It's Winter... unmistakably Winter right now. We've had snow on the ground since the blizzard that hit the last week of December. As a matter of fact, I think we've had some amount of snowfall at least once a week since then. Once we get past one big snow (or even one small one), I'm ready for the temperatures to warm back up and get rid of the coats. Unfortunately, I don't live where that is possible.
One of the things about this time of year that I find rather difficult is shopping for produce. While I enjoy the occasional potato or Winter squash... I long for the veggies of summer! Salads are not as appealing this time of year because, well... it's cold outside and salads appeal to me more in the wamer months. So, as I wander the produce aisle, I search for items that will add variety to what I'm serving. Recently, a wonderful little container of Brussels sprouts caught my eye.
I've made Brussels sprouts before and enjoyed them. But, this time I wanted to try something different. Something ridiculously simple, but I just had a feeling it would be a perfect way of preparing these cute veggies... I roasted them!
Want to make this for yourself? Preheat your oven to 425. While it's preheating cut off the stem end of the sprouts and then cut in half. Toss with a bit of Extra Virgin Olive Oil, some Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper. Add to a baking dish and roast for 20 minutes. Give it a stir, then reduce the oven temperature to 400 and allow to roast another 20 minutes.
So simple and perfect way to enjoy a Winter vegetable!
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