Thursday, March 22, 2012

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Recorded March 12, 2012. A tasty and easy way to prepare a staple frozen vegetable.
1 12-oz (360 g) package frozen Brussels sprouts
1 T (15 ml) olive oil
salt and pepper
1/8 t (1/2 ml) sugar
Spread the frozen sprouts in a toaster oven pan. Stir in the oil and seasonings. Roast at 350 degrees F (177 C) for 20 to 25 minutes. Stir. Raise temperature to 425 F (218 C), and continue roasting until nicely colored. Serves 2 to 3.

Ingredient: Pan Roasted Garlic

Developed March 7, 2012. Accidentally dropped an unskinned garlic clove into a sauté of meat and vegetables. It roasted nicely. Skinned easily. Mild, sweet, earthy flavor.
2 T olive oil
1 head of garlic, divided into cloves, skin on
Heat an 8-inch skillet over medium high, add the oil, and when hot, add the garlic cloves. Lower the heat to a slow sizzle, and cook until tender and colored, about 10 to 12 minutes. Remove to a plate to cool, and squeeze out the cloves. Use them to flavor sauces, stir fries, stews, or mash with oil into a spread for grilled cheese sandwiches.