22-year-old me would have laughed out loud if you'd told him that 29-year-old me LOVES Brussels sprouts. I'm becoming the guy I hated when I was a kid, who hears you think you don't like something and makes you try them again his way.
I've already handed this recipe out a couple of times now to people like me who just recently discovered that sprouts don't suck.
- 1 pound Brussels sprouts, with the stems trimmed off, halved lengthwise and with the loose leaves removed.
- 1 apple, cored and sliced (the original recipe calls for Fuji or Braeburn)
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- salt and pepper
- 1/4 cup dried cranberries
- 1/4 cup chopped toasted pecans (original recipe called for walnuts)
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
In a large bowl stir together the cooked sprout mixture, cranberries, walnuts and maple syrup.