As you all know I am a BIG, BIG fan of Brussels Sprouts. I love them roasted, with a hint of lemon, love them crispy, I even love them raw and in salads. This version though is a new FAVORITE and I have already made them 2 times since I first made them….they are that good.
A little tangy surprise
I am all about a little tang. I love how it awakens my taste buds and gets me excited for the next bite. One of my favorite ways to bring a little tang into a dish is with balsamic vinegar…it is just so good.
I use a balsamic reduction (much like this one) in salad dressing, as a quick drizzle over grilled chicken or salmon, but on these brussels sprouts….OH MY WORD! Well, really it would be amazing over any roasted (or grilled) veggie but over brussels sprouts is my favorite.
Don’t forget the garlic
To make these sprouts something to remember I added garlic to the balsamic reduction. Yes garlic. Now I don’t usually add garlic to my balsamic reduction but this time I did. It adds a little sweet bite to the bitterness and tang of each bite.
I used just straight minced garlic but you could use roasted garlic if you wanted to add just another layer of flavor.
Get the pan out
Give them a try
I understand not everyone is a lover of the Brussels Sprouts but trust me these deserve a try. They are loaded with tons of flavor and roasted to perfection. Each bite is a little bitter, a little tangy, a little sweet and a little charred…perfection.
They really are the perfect side!