Roasted Brussels Sprouts

October 28, 2012 | 2 Comments

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

I love roasted vegetables, especially roasted brussels sprouts. This is brussels sprout season, and I eat them on a daily basis, so I am in heaven.

Brussels Sprouts on Stalk

We chose some brussels sprouts last week during our CSA pickup. They only lasted a day, with the way I eat them. The next day, I went to Harvest Fresh, our local grocery store. They had the most beautiful brussels sprouts on stalks, featured outside in big bins. I had never purchased brussels sprouts on a stalk before, so I excitedly picked out a stalk, and started preparing them for dinner when I got home.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

I have tried to skip the parboiling step, to save time. When I just cut the brussels sprouts in half, and put them in the oven without boiling them first, they turn out unevenly cooked and dry. When I boil them for three to five minutes however, before I pop them in the oven, the end result is evenly cooked, evenly caramelized, moist, and succulent sprouts. These are also delicious finished in a saute pan, with some caramelized onions and pancetta or bacon.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Recipe type: Side Dish
Author: Jillian
  • 1 lb brussels sprouts
  • Sprinkle sea salt
  • Healthy drizzle extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 grinds of fresh ground pepper
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Clean brussels sprouts if necessary, by trimming stem and taking off outer leaves
  3. Place them in boiling water for 3 minutes
  4. Remove them and place them on wooden cutting board
  5. Cut them in half
  6. Place in bowl with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and a sprinkle of sea salt
  7. Toss to coat brussels sprouts
  8. Pour sprouts onto a parchment or Silpat covered sheet tray
  9. Place tray in oven
  10. Roast for 10-15 minutes, or until brussels sprouts start to get some color
  11. Serve directly out of the oven

2 Responses so far.

  1. Dara Weyna says:

    Just bought a stalk today!! Can’t wait to eat them up. Yum.

    • Jillian says:

      Hi Dara, Aren’t the stalks beautiful? I hope you and your family enjoy them as much as we do here. Thank you for taking the time to read and make a comment. By the way, I love your blog!!!

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