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*Ahem* I had originally labeled these as Deep S, but then I found out that Brussels sprouts actually aren’t considered nonstarchy enough to be used in a Deep S setting. You can still use them as a yummy S side dish, though. Sorry ’bout that!
Brussels sprouts – love ’em or hate ’em?
There seems to be no middle ground for this poor vegetable. I’m personally in the “love it” camp, but I haven’t always been. Brussels sprouts were never really on my radar until only a few months ago when my mom decided to buy some after hearing lots of great things about these “mini cabbages”. They were frozen. We added them to a roast that we baked for Sunday lunch, and the combination of the frozenness + long baking time made for mush. They didn’t taste that bad, but the texture was just a little scary.
Fast forward to the time when we found out that fresh Brussels sprouts are the only Brussels sprouts worth eating. We now love them sautéed in a pan or roasted in the oven just until they’re tender. Delicious! I like ’em plain with butter, garlic salt, and pepper, but the other day I decided to venture out a bit. I love this subtly sweet and sour take on roasted Brussels sprouts!
I have to hand inspiration props for this recipe to Sarah from My Montana Kitchen. She posted a Maple Pecan Glazed Brussels Sprouts recipe that caught my eye last year. I don’t remember if I actually clicked on the recipe to see the ingredients or not, but the title got my creative juices flowing, and eventually I created my own spin on it. (I didn’t consult Sarah’s recipe when coming up with my own.) Thanks, Sarah! By the way, if you haven’t checked out Sarah’s THM-friendly sweetened condensed milk recipe, you really should.
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- 2 T. refined coconut oil, melted
- 2 T. red wine vinegar
- ½ tsp. THM Super Sweet Blend
- ½ tsp. maple extract (I use Watkins brand)
- ¼ tsp. black pepper
- 1 lb. fresh Brussels sprouts
- Garlic salt
- Whisk the first 5 ingredients together in a large bowl. Add the Brussels sprouts and toss to coat. Spread the sprouts on a baking sheet, pour any excess liquid over the top, and sprinkle with garlic salt. Roast at 400* for 15 minutes. Stir. Return the sprouts to the oven to roast for another 10-15 minutes or until the desired tenderness is achieved.