I have something to confess.....I thought I hated brussel sprouts for almost my entire adult life. Shocking, I know.
I think I tried them once as a child and decided, nope, these are not for me. It's funny how sometimes, decisions we make as children often follow us into adulthood without question. Last year I decided I was going to give brussel sprouts another shot, and wow, am I glad I did! I was thrilled with the flavor, and excited to add another green vegetable to my free radical fighting repertoire. This recipe is super simple, but packs a lot of flavor.
1 lb. brussel sprouts
Salt and pepper
Heat oven to 400 degrees. Cut brussel sprouts in half. Toss in a bowl with 2-3 dashes of balsamic and a Tbsp of EVOO. Salt and pepper to taste. Mix together and let sit while you cover a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Spread sprouts on baking sheet and put in oven for 20 minutes, tossing once or twice during the roasting. Test sprouts at 20 minutes with a fork for tenderness. Enjoy!