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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Maple-Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Pumpkin Seeds





 I have found a wonderful way to cook brussels sprouts. These Maple-Roasted Brussels Sprouts with pumpkin seeds are so yummy and irresistible, that even if you normally do not like these sprouts you will love these. These irresistible sprouts are a holiday favorite but too tasty to serve just once a year. The recipe is easily halved for smaller gatherings or an everyday family meal. I am will be adding these to my Thanksgiving menu. 

     I made a batch of these maple roasted "little cabbages" the other day and ate them with dinner. The leftovers were awesome to snack on the next day. The maple syrup gives the sprouts just the right amount of sweetness that will make brussels sprout haters ask for more. The pumpkin seeds give them a extra touch of flavor. I made a batch without the pumpkin seeds and quickly found out the pumpkin seeds add a great taste to the brussels sprouts. This recipe serves 6-8 people but is easy to cut in half for a small family.

Maple-Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Pumpkin Seeds

Ingredients: 
2 pounds Brussels sprouts
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1/4 cup raw or roasted green pumpkin seeds

   Method:
Preheat the oven to 400°F. Peel off any yellowed or wilted leaves from the outside of Brussels sprouts and trim bottoms. Combine brussels sprouts in a large bowl with oil, salt and pepper. Toss until coated. Place the sprouts on a baking sheet and roast, stirring once or twice, until sprouts are almost browned and just tender when pierced at the base with a paring knife, about 25 minutes. Place the brussels sprouts in the serving dish and toss them with the maple syrup and pumpkin seeds.






8 comments:

  1. Oh my those look delicious. I'm hungry now for brussels.

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  2. This sounds so good! I love Brussels sprouts and pumpkin seeds - go combo!

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  3. I have never had brussels sprouts before! They look really good so I may have to give them a try!!

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  4. Never heard of doing them this way - yum!! I'll have to try this one. Tried to grow some in my garden this year, but the ground thought differently, I guess. :p

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  5. This sounds and looks delicious. I have Pinned this for later. I LOVE Brussels Sprouts.

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  6. These look good even though I not a Brussel spouts.

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  7. I've never used brussel sprouts much in the kitchen, but this combination sounds great!

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  8. I've only ever had balsamic vinegar in my brussels sprouts, but this sounds amazing! Not to mention the perfect Thanksgiving side dish to take to my in-laws.

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