Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Golden Beets

Ingredients

10-12 Brussels sprouts, bottoms trimmed and cut in half
1 Fennel bulb, fronds and stalks removed and diced
8-10 golden beets, peeled and chopped
1-2 shallots, diced
2 tablespoons of olive oil
2 tablespoons of apple cider

Preparation

1
Preheat oven to 500 degrees (or 485 if that freaks you out).
2
Toss sprouts, fennel, beets, a bit of salt, and shallots in olive oil.
3
Spread evenly on a baking tray and place in oven.
4
After about 10 minutes, give the vegetables a toss, and cook 10-15 minutes more, until sprouts look charred.
5
Remove from oven and drizzle with apple cider.

 



About

Somewhere along the way Brussels sprouts got a bad rap. My guess is it’s because too many folks boil them like a 1950’s homemaker. Those of us who crave them know that roasting the little leafy greens brings forth a sensation that is at once smoky and sweet. Draping them with balsamic vinegar evokes a caramel camp fire.

This recipe diverges from the norm a bit, and for good reason. The fennel and hint of apple cider mess around with the taste in a surprisingly delightful way.

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Yield:

4

Added:

November 28, 2011

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