Are you ready for this? Up until yesterday I had never tried Brussels sprouts. I wasn’t necessarily avoiding them but I wasn’t exactly dying to try them. I can’t believe I waited this long to try them. They are a wonderful leafy vegetable that is very versatile. My friend, Lisa at Jersey Girl Cooks, recently shared that her Brussels sprouts recipe was one of her most popular recipes last year, so I knew I must be missing something. Thanks Lisa for the inspiration!
Without knowing exactly how this veggie would adapt to different ingredients, I decided to try a basic recipe. I turned to one of my favorite sources, Ina Garten, to adapt something she had made. I used her recipe and added a few tweaks to boost up the flavor profile. A splash of balsamic vinegar along with a few roasted peppers transform this dish into my new favorite side.
Recipe adapted from Ina Garten: Food Network