Monday, March 3, 2014

April is know most for it's first day, April Fools Day. April is  also Couples Appreciation Month
and Fresh Florida Tomatoes Month, as well as Jazz Appreciation Month.  It is also Brussels Sprouts Month.  Now don't turn your nose up.  You have to try them.  I think Brussels sprouts are my favorite vegetable, maybe this recipe will them your favorite also.  Roasting them makes them really delicious.
Here's a recipe you have to try.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

1 1/2 pounds Brussels sprouts, trimmed and extra leaves removed
2 Tablespoons roasted garlic in a jar (or more if you are garlic nut)
3 Tablespoons of olive oil
Another 3 Tablespoons of olive oil
1 1/2 teaspoons lime pepper or regular pepper
Salt to taste

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Place Brussels sprouts, 3 Tablespoons oil, garlic and pepper in a re-sealable plastic bag.
Seal and shake to coat the Brussels sprouts thoroughly.
Coat baking sheet with 3 Tablespoons of olive oil and place the Brussels spouts on sheet.
Roast for 5 minutes then turn and roast another 5 minutes.
The Brussels sprouts should be a dark brown roasted color.  You may need to roast them for
    another 5 minutes
Serve 6-8

©Connie Hope