When I was a kid, I don't even think I knew Brussel sprouts existed. I never had then until I was old enough to make food for myself. I tried them at a restaurant for the first time and was instantly hooked. How have I never had them before that time?! I like to consider Brussel sprouts as mini cabbages, as when they cook or reheat they usually smell like cabbage and they do look like cabbage (how many times can I say cabbage in one blog post...). I first made them back when my husband and I lived in Brooklyn almost a decade ago, and they were atrocious. Under-roasted and under-seasoned, they were totally inedible. I know some folks like to sauté them or steam, but we are huge fans of roasted veggies in my house, even my son eats them! We like most seasonings on our veggies, but adobo is where its at when it comes to Brussel sprouts. The blend of seasonings really amplifies the natural flavor of the sprout, and gives a gorgeous char as they roast. I'm licking my lips right now.
Brussel sprouts are not just gorgeous in their color, but they are incredibly healthy and pack lots of nutrients. To start, they are cruciferous and help prevent a slew of diseases. The term "Brussel sprouts" does in fact come from Belgium, as they are wildly popular there. Brussel sprouts will give you loads of vitamin C, vitamin K, fiber, and antioxidants. They are also slightly lower in sodium than other veggies like broccoli. My most favorite part about roasting Brussel sprouts is the natural sweet flavor that lifts from those tiny little cabbages as they bake. I love eating the individual leaves that separate from the main part of the sprout itself as it bakes, leaving them super crunchy and almost charred; it's like candy to me!
Roasting brussel sprouts is simple and easy to do:
You can easily make this as a meal prep item and have for lunch or for dinner for the week too, even after the holidays are done. I make Brussel sprouts almost weekly, and we never get sick of them! I guarantee your family will absolutely love this easy and delicious recipe, and will make it a staple in your home just like it is ours. Enjoy!!
We can all use a little extra side of veggies in our lives. Enter these easy roasted adobo Brussel sprouts. Healthy, nutritious, and packed with delicious flavor, you will be craving these long after the holidays are finished. Brussel sprouts FTW!!
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