I don’t know why Brussels sprouts get such a bad name, I think they are delicious! Roasting them is my favorite way of cooking, it’s so easy. You can pop them in the oven and then go on with your night cooking, drinking wine, reading my blog – whatever suits your fancy.
And not only are roasted Brussels sprouts delicious, they are good for you! Brussels sprouts are in the cabbage family. The cabbage family (Brussels sprouts included) contain sulforaphane and indole-3-carbinol, both known for having anticancer properties. Brussels sprouts also are high in Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Folate and Vitamin A, AND, they are a good source of Manganese, Potassium, B6, and Thiamin. Need I say more?
I don’t really have a ‘recipe’ for these, it’s pretty simple – here’s how I make them.
1. To prepare the sprouts: Cut off the bottom brown parts, cut in half, remove any wilted outer leaves. Rinse.
2. Coat Brussels sprouts with olive oil, and put in a casserole dish. Sprinkle with a little bit of garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper.
3. Cook in the oven at 400 degrees F for 40 minutes. They will be brown and crispy on the outside.
See what I mean? Easy! And soooooo delicious. I bought a good size bag at Whole Foods and my boyfriend and I ate them ALL in one sitting. They are that good.