Over the next couple of weeks I have a few “out of the ordinary” side-dishes to add to your Thanksgiving menu if you’re looking to change what you always make. I know we always have plain old corn and the all too familiar “green bean and onion casserole”, so these side-dishes are going to be a much needed change in our menu too!
First up I have this AH-MAZING Roasted Brussels Sprouts dish with Gorgonzola cheese, cranberries and toasted pecans. It really is fantastic!
I still think it’s strange I’m even eating Brussels sprouts now given I HATED them for most of my life. It wasn’t until the end of last year when I even thought about touching them. You can read more about that here, Yummy Flank Steak & OH EM GEE…I’m Eating Brussels Sprouts?
1 Pound Brussels sprouts, tips cut off, discolored leaves removed and cut in half
1 Tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup fresh cranberries or 1/3 cup dried cranberries
1/3 cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
1/3 cup toasted pecans
1 Tablespoon maple syrup
1 Tablespoon balsamic vinegar
Step One: Preheat your broiler
Step Two: Heat a 12 inch a cast iron skillet over medium-high heat on the stove. Heat until water drops splashed into the pan sizzle and disappear.
Step Three: Place the prepped Brussels sprouts, olive oil and salt into a medium sized bowl and toss. Make sure to evenly coat all the sprouts with olive oil.
Step Four: When the pan is hot enough, pour the sprouts into the pan and quickly place the flat sides down. Cook for three minutes.
Step Five: Sprinkle your fresh or dried cranberries into the pan and transfer the pan to your oven to broil. Please be sure to use oven mitts and be cautious as the pan will be hot!
Step Six: Broil the Brussels sprouts for 3 to 6 minutes. The time will depend on your oven. The tops of your sprouts should be a little browned and the bottoms caramelized.
Step Seven: Dump the sprouts into a Pyrex bowel and combine the cheese, toasted pecans, balsamic vinegar and maple syrup.
Step Eight: Toss ingredients with salt to taste. Divide onto plates or bowls and enjoy!
This dish was so yummy I made it two nights in a row!
As always, if you have any questions…please share it in the comment field below or send me an email.
Be sure to check back next Friday for side-dish number two to making your Thanksgiving out of the ordinary!
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