Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Glorified Veggies

Ever had a vegetable that you can not seem to cook right no matter how many times you try?  My husband LOVES his Brussels sprouts.  Every other time I have cooked them they have turned to mush and grossness.  However he last time I made them (for Valentine's Day, incidently) they turned out just great (I even loved them too).

Brussels Sprouts With Balsamic &  Cranberries

3 pounds Brussels sprouts
1/2 cup Olive oil
1 cup balsamic vinegar
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup dried cranberries

Trim and clean Brussels sprouts. If you wants lots of yummy juice in the middle of them, cut in half. Toss in olive oil.  Place on baking sheets, dividing sprouts between two sheets.  Sprinkle with salt and pepper.   Bake at 375 for about 25minutes.
In a sauce pan combine sugar and vinegar.  Boil.  Reduce heat.  Simmer until thickened (about 20 minutes).
Once sprouts are out of the oven.  Drizzle over top (and toss) with vinegar mixture.  Toss in cranberries.  Serve.

1 comment:

  1. Ali! I think Mom made this for us when we came to visit last January. So delicious...but I still can't get Paul to eat Brussels Sprouts. I love them. Have you tried this recipe from Smitten Kitchen? It's also pretty fabulous. Especially if you add a bit of bacon.