Brrrrrr…Is for Brussels Sprouts!

January 28, 2014

January 29, 2014

Brrrrr another day below freezing!! I am SO ready for spring. 

As you may recall, one of my 2014 goals is to cook a new recipe a month.  Through the end of January I’ve cooked 4 new recipes: 3/150 from The Runner’s World Cookbook, “150 Ultimate Recipes for Fueling Up and Slimming Down – While Enjoying Every Bite” and 1 recipe from my mom.

Last week I shared the RW’s Butternut Squash Hummus recipe.  Today I will share my experience cooking RW’s Maple-Glazed Brussels Sprouts (PS – I had no idea there was an “s” at the end of the word brussels).

Ingredients – Recipe HERE

  • 1 bag of frozen brussels sprouts (I used fresh ones)
  • 2 tablespoons of maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons grainy mustard
  • salt to taste

Preheat the oven to 400° F.  

Started off with a bowl of brussels sprouts (thaw if necessary).  I cut the stems off the bottom and cut them in half (cutting the stems eliminates some of the bitterness). 

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Whisked the wet ingredients (maple syrup, olive oil, and mustard) and the salt in another bowl. Poured the mixture over the brussel sprouts – what a pretty glaze.

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Put them on a baking sheet or pan and baked for 20 minutes (or until lightly golden).

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And the finished (and delicious) product!

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  • This was an quick and easy recipe (who doesn’t love quick and easy?)
  • Little cleanup involved 🙂
  • I had all the ingredients in my kitchen.
  • I enjoyed the faint sweet and savory combination of the ingredients.
  • I would definitely make this side dish again!

Do you have a favorite brussels sprouts recipe?

How are your 2014 goals going so far?

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