If youre not used to roasting veggies, this simple roasted brussels sprouts recipe is a wonderful place to begin. As cookbook author (and former BA food editor) Rick Martinez explains: Everyoneeven in the event that you dont cook very oftenneeds to understand roasted vegetables. And, in all honesty, theres not that much to understand. The main element is to get the right quantity, time, and temperatureand this easy recipe is well known solution to take the guesswork out of this.
Before you begin roasting, take away the outer leaves of the brussels sprouts and halve or quarter the bright green mini cabbages into bits of roughly exactly the same size. Cutting the sprouts not merely helps them cook evenly and completely without burning, however the extra surface encourages more crispy, caramelized bits. Using high temperature, spreading them out right into a single layer on the pan, and tossing them occasionally also supports that. (Dont be worried about keeping them cut side down.)
Once theyre tender and browned, your sprouts will be ready to be served or could be topped with just about anything you prefer: Get one of these spritz of fresh lemon juice, a glug of extra virgin essential olive oil, and a sprinkling of panko and Parmesan being an elevated side dish; or finish them with a drizzle of nice balsamic vinegar for something quick, vegan, and gluten-free. Store leftovers within an airtight container and reheat for five minutes at 350.
Once youve gotten the hang of roasting sprouts, you can find infinite combinations to test. We love these sweet and spicy ones in a warm gochujangmaple syrup sauce or this recipe thats finished with lime and pistachios.