I LOVE brussels sprouts!! They are exceptionally rich in protein, dietary fiber, antioxidants, and in addition to being flat out scrumptious, they are loaded with cancer fighting vitamins & minerals. They've also been proven to lower cholesterol & help repair cellular damage. With all of these amazing health benefits, its pretty smart to incorporate them into your diet.
I'm not sure exactly why, but for years Adam "thought" that he hated brussels sprouts. Last year, I finally convinced him to try the way that I've always prepared brussels sprouts, promising him that if he absolutely hated them, I'd whip him up another quick side dish instead. File this as another case of wifey knows best! Since that night we've eaten brussels sprouts at least once a week and will even try them at restaurants if we see that they offer them as a side dish.
I wanted to share with you my recipe that turned Adam into brussels sprouts #1 fan. Even if you think you don't care for brussels sprouts, I really encourage you to give this a try! Its my absolute favorite way to eat them; simple ingredients resulting in big flavor! Don't be afraid to let them crisp up a bit, it makes them almost potato chip like. :)
Hope you enjoy this fast, easy, and delish side dish!
1lb brussels sprouts, washed and depending on their size, either quartered or halved
1 garlic clove; minced
1/4 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
3 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
Preheat oven to 400º F. In a large bowl, combine brussels sprouts and minced garlic. Drizzle with olive oil and season generously with salt, fresh cracked black pepper and garlic powder. Gently toss. Don't worry if some of the leaves separate from the sprouts, they will taste like little tiny potato chips! Add in parmesan cheese and toss once more.
Place in oven and bake for about 20 minutes, or until sprouts are crispy on the outside but soft enough to pierce with a fork. Remove from heat and drizzle with lemon juice over the top. Serve Immediately.
Are you a brussels sprouts fan? Whats your favorite way to prepare them?