It’s great that brussels sprouts are making a comeback on menus, and their popularity is soaring! We think that any reservations about this vegetable stem from childhood memories of overcooked, steamed brussels that were either coated in too much butter or not properly seasoned. We have found that brussels sprouts are best prepared when high heat is involved – you can saute, roast, or even fry them and get fantastic results. This dish is as simple as it gets and has become a staple whenever we need a quick vegetable to go with a roasted chicken or roast. All you really need is a hot oven, a baking sheet, and a few ingredients to make a restaurant worthy side dish at home.
- 2lbs brussels sprouts, trimmed and cut in half
- ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
- Kosher Salt
- Freshly ground black pepper
- Heat the oven to 400 degrees. In a bowl, toss together the brussels sprouts with the olive oil and give a generous pinch of salt and pepper so the sprouts are well seasoned. Spread the sprouts on a rimmed baking sheet and transfer to the oven. Cook for 25-30 minutes, or until the sprouts are golden brown and starting to caramelize. Serve immediately.