Saturday, December 29, 2012

Roasted Brussel Sprouts

The holidays at my parent's home consists of lots of food and treats. As Janel already posted, for Christmas Eve, we enjoyed a lovely Swedish meal (homecooked by my mom). For Christmas day dinner, we decided to do something a bit different. So, we grilled up some yummy steaks and my mother made some amazing double-baked shrimp potatoes (recipe to come). My sister, Janel, and I volunteered to do the side dishes. On the menu, grilled asparagus and roasted brussel sprouts.
When I was a child, I hated brussel sprouts. But they say your taste buds change every 7 years, and sure enough, brussel sprouts are now one of my favorite vegetables! They have such great texture and there are a ton of great recipes out there for them. I decided to go with a simple, basic recipe since I have never actually made them before. They turned out great and I hope you enjoy them as much as I did!

Roasted Brussel Sprouts

original recipe found at



2 cups fresh brussel sprouts, halved with the outer leaf removed on each
Drizzle of olive oil
Drizzle of balsamic vinegar
Salt and pepper to taste



  • Rinse the brussel sprouts. Peel off the outer leaves.

  • Cut off the bottom of each brussel sprout, then slice in half.

  • Drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

  • Salt and pepper to taste.
  • Roast in oven at 425 degrees for 20 minutes.

These turn out crispy and caramelized. They are very tasty. Enjoy!

Happy Holidays!

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