Balsamic Roasted Brussel Sprouts

7 Apr

An excellent side dish for any occasion.

I’m probably more of a main dish kind of cook and I’d like to try and focus more on side dishes that help make up a complete meal. These brussel sprouts are a great side for most any meal. They’re simple and easy and pretty fun to make.

Grazing in The City - Balsamic Braised Brussel Sprouts

I know brussel sprouts¬†get a bad rap. I know a lot of people might not care for them as their flavor can be a little sharp. But I also think a lot of people just think they don’t like brussel sprouts. I get how their flavor can be obnoxious.

Grazing in The City - Balsamic Braised Brussel Sprouts

The trick is to balance it with seasonings and other flavors that soften and mellow it out Рthere are tons of recipes with garlic, parmesan, bacon or pancetta, red pepper, nutmeg Р you name it. This particular recipe is pretty basic.

Grazing in The City - Balsamic Braised Brussel Sprouts

When done right, brussel sprouts can be delightful nuggets of delicious flavor.

Grazing in The City - Balsamic Braised Brussel Sprouts

Also – I actually described brussel sprouts as ‘nuggets’. Good Lord.

Grazing in The City - Balsamic Braised Brussel Sprouts

Grazing in The City - Balsamic Braised Brussel Sprouts

Grazing in The City - Balsamic Braised Brussel Sprouts

Ingredients

  • 1 – 1 1/2 lbs Brussel Sprouts
  • Balsamic Vinegar
  • Olive Oil
  • Dried Basil
  • Dried Oregano
  • Dried Rosemary
  • Dried Thyme
  • Garlic Powder
  • Salt & Pepper

Directions

Line a baking sheet in foil and preheat oven to 375. Clean, trim and halve the brussel sprouts length-wise.

In a large bowl combine all other ingredients and mix well. Add in brussel sprouts last and toss well, making sure they are well coated.

Spread evenly on the baking sheet and roast for a good 30-35 mins, until nicely browned and tender.

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10 Responses to “Balsamic Roasted Brussel Sprouts”

  1. Eva Taylor April 7, 2013 at 12:15 pm #

    These do indeed sound wonderful Bill, great idea to combine this veg with balsamic! Roasting also will bring out the stubborn sweetness in the sprout. I’ve heard that cutting a little “X” in the stem will also reduce the bitterness, can’t say if it’s true or not but I do waste my time doing it!

  2. sugaredpecan April 7, 2013 at 1:51 pm #

    These brussel sprouts look might fine!

  3. egg me on April 7, 2013 at 6:23 pm #

    Brussels sprouts ARE awesome little nuggets. Great recipe, Bill.

  4. Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide April 8, 2013 at 6:42 pm #

    Being a Brussels Sprouts lover can feel so lonely at times. These look wonderful.

  5. Jeff April 20, 2013 at 11:45 am #

    Balsamic! Genius! I never even thought about adding it, but it’s one of the perfect additions to those sprouts!

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