Monday, September 14, 2009


i just discovered i like brussel sprouts!

for those of you who are still reading, i realize it is not a popular vegetable. today was the first time i have ever had them. hard to believe (being a chef and all) but i had never tasted brussel sprouts! my clients don't exactly request them all the time and my mom never made them for us growing up because she didn't like them.

however, today, my monday client wanted to try them. i simply roasted them in the oven on a high heat. i figured it was now or never and i actually liked them. i am now convinced they have a bad rap. they tasted very similar to cauliflower to me. i guess cauliflower is another under-appreciated vegetable though. clients rarely want it either. poor veggies.

for those of you who are brave enough to try them, here is how i cooked them.

Roasted Brussel Sprouts
(serves 4)

1 1/2 lbs brussel sprouts
2 tbs extra virgin olive oil
1 tbs minced garlic

preheat oven to 450 and place rack in top third of the oven.
wash brussel sprouts and cut in half. place on baking sheet covered in foil. drizzle olive oil over and sprinkle garlic, salt, and pepper over. toss together and back 10 mins. turn sprouts over and bake 5-10 more mins. check often to avoid burning.

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