2.22.2011

Tasty Tuesday

I will be the first to admit it - I am not very adventurous when it comes to vegetables. Peas, corn, carrots, beans, beets - that is about it. However, my husband LOVES vegetables of all kinds, especially the ones that tend to be bitter such as broccoli-rabe, kale, brussels sprouts, etc..

Over the years I have tried to expand my vegetable palate, and have had some success. The following recipe is the only way that I can enjoy brussels sprouts - maybe you will also. I still love my peas though!!

“We kids feared many things in those days - werewolves, dentists, North Koreans, Sunday School - but they all paled in comparison with Brussels sprouts.”
-Dave Barry



Roasted Brussels Sprouts & Smoked Bacon

Ingredients:

* 6 slices smoked, uncured bacon, cut in 1-inch pieces
* 2 lbs Brussels sprouts, trimmed, quartered
* 3 Tbsp olive oil
* 1 Tbsp. Rosemary
* 1 Tbsp. Parsley
* Salt and pepper to taste
* 1/2 cup chestnuts, peeled & halved

Directions:

1.) Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2.) Heat large ovenproof skillet on medium-high.
3.) Place bacon in pan and cook, turning occasionally, until crisp.
4.) Remove bacon from pan and set aside.
5.) Drain bacon drippings from pan.
6.) Toss Brussels sprouts with oil and seasonings.
7.) Add to pan and roast in oven about 30 min.
8.) Remove from oven and stir in chestnuts and cooked bacon.
9.) Return to oven about to heat, about 10 minutes.

“A fruit is a vegetable with looks and money. Plus, if you let fruit rot, it turns into wine, something Brussels sprouts never do.”
-P.J. O'Rourke


Have a great day and remember: Go Ahead & Indulge!

6 comments:

H20works said...

Sounds like a great side dish, thanks!

Sandra said...

Nicole this looks great...Do you know the nutritional facts on the recipe?
I on Weight Watchers and needed to know.
You can really cook !! Thanks for sharing ...
Sandra

PoetessWug said...

Brussel sprouts are to me like little cabbages. And I love cabbage!...Add the bacon and I'm in!!! :-]

Valerie said...

Mmmm - looks yummy and what perfect little quotes to go along with it!

Sewinggranny - Mona said...

Looks great but I am with you...very simple vegs for me.

Hatomic said...

Looks so yummy!