Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Almonds

Finally, I started loving brussel sprouts…

I can now confidentially say that I love all kinds of veggies. Until last week I had an exception, Brussel sprouts. Though I admired the cute miniature cabbage look of them, I just couldn’t handle the bitterness of it. Once I had bought a bag of brussel sprouts and cooked it, it turned out to be so bitter that I had to literally thrash them. After that I just ignored them.

Last week, while hanging out at the produce aisle I glanced at brussel sprouts and I had the sudden urge to try that one more time. With a little hesitation I put that it in my cart and headed home to try my luck with it. I did a little research before even thinking of cooking with it. Most of the people had the opinion that cooking it too long would bring out its bitterness and it was better to roast it. i So, I decided to roast it in the oven, well I love to roast veggies till it turns light caramelized.

Towards the end of the baking, I sprinkled parmesan cheese and almonds on the brussel sprouts. The cheese gave a nice aroma and flavor to it, while the almonds imparted the crunchiness. My hubby and I ate the entire roasted brussel sprouts with so much greed.

Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Almonds

Ingredients

To marinate brussel sprouts:

  • Brussel sprouts- 20
  • Garlic, chopped- 2 cloves
  • Thyme- 2 sprigs
  • Rosemary- 2 sprigs
  • Salt- 1/2 tsp
  • Ground pepper- 1/2 tsp
  • Lemon zest- zest from 1/2 lemon
  • Red wine vinegar or Soy sauce- 2 tbsp
  • Olive oil- 2 tbsp

Other ingredients:

  • Almonds, blanched and halved- 8
  • Parmesan cheese, grated- 1/2 cup
  • Olive oil- 2 tbsp

Instruction

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Combine brussel sprouts with the above mentioned seasonings to marinate.
  3. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  4. Grease with non-stick cooking spray.
  5. Spread the brussel sprouts evenly on the aluminum foil.
  6. Bake for first 25 minutes. After 10 minutes of baking toss the brussel sprouts and bake again.
  7. After 25 minutes of baking, sprinkle parmesan cheese, almonds and olive oil over it and bake for another 5 minutes.
  8. Total baking time is 30 minutes.
  9. Remove from the oven and serve warm as a side dish.

Tips:

  • You could bake Asparagus in the same way.

 

Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Almonds
 
Ingredients
To marinate brussel sprouts
  • Brussel sprouts- 20
  • Garlic, chopped- 2 cloves
  • Thyme- 2 sprigs
  • Rosemary- 2 sprigs
  • Salt- ½ tsp
  • Ground pepper- ½ tsp
  • Lemon zest- zest of ½ lemon
  • Red wine vinegar or Soy sauce- 2 tbsp
  • Olive oil- 2 tbsp
  • Other ingredients
  • Almonds, halved- 8
  • Parmesan cheese, grated- ½ cup
  • Olive oil- 2 tbsp
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Combine brussel sprouts with the above mentioned ingredients to marinate.
  3. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  4. Grease with non-stick cooking spray.
  5. Spread the brussel sprouts evenly over the aluminum foil.
  6. Bake for 25 minutes. After 10 minutes of baking toss the brussel sprouts and bake again.
  7. After 25 minutes of baking, sprinkle parmesan cheese, almonds and olive oil over it and bake for another 5 minutes.
  8. Total baking time is 30 minutes.
  9. Remove from the oven and serve warm as a side dish.
Notes
•You could bake Asparagus in the same way.

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