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Quarantine Cooking: Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Hello everyone! Welcome to BirthMay 2020! Can you believe I’m cooking?? Well trying to anyway.


Since it’s quarantine, I figured why not try something new and try to cook some stuff. Plus a few weeks ago I was craving brussels sprouts and my mom absolutely refuses to cook them so I looked up a recipe, picked up a few things, and off I went! I found a recipe on Pinterest for “roasted brussels sprouts” through a site called “Well Plated” and it was pretty good, plus super easy!

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My Brussels Sprouts cooking experience

Recipe Pros

The recipe was super simple so it was easy to follow along! I also loved that this one had a ton of optionals and then instructions on the optional items. Plus, at the end it also had instructions for storage of any leftovers (we didn’t have any), and how to make it dairy free, vegan, or other diet options. I love that there were so many customization ideas!

Recipe Cons

It was kinda strange taking out the brussels sprouts halfway through only to put them back in but that was the only “con” I think, and mostly because it was just weird. It was super easy otherwise! Also, I never preheat from the start of the recipe because I find that the prep is never as fast as they say it is, and then the oven is just sitting there fully heated doing nothing. So I always wait until maybe 2/3rds of the way though the prep to start up the oven. I’m sure they do that to make sure that you can just pop in the item when you’re finally done but I find that so annoying that they say to do that at the start. (But that’s every recipe not just this one.)

Results

The results were beautiful! At least, I thought so! I thought the results were perfectly between too crunchy or chewy, which was great. Even my parents, who would never willingly eat brussels sprouts otherwise (seriously, my mom keeps accidentally calling them artichokes because she can’t remember their name), seemed to like them and there were no leftovers! I totally thought they’d try one or two just to be nice and then I’d have to eat them all, but they had a good amount! I can’t wait to make this again!

Thoughts

I loved how easy and quick this was, even with the weird step of taking out the sprouts only to put them back in. (I think because if you put the cheese on at the start it would probably burn or something.) I would totally make this again and maybe even try some of the optional items.

Otherwise, I do think it was too salty but that’s probably because I used kosher salt and it was a chunkier salt, so if I make these again I’ll probably use a finer salt. Or less salt. Or both!


So that’s my experience cooking brussels sprouts! Super simple, quick, and it was yummy!

Thanks for reading!

Pamela

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