18 Nov / A Thanksgiving Side: Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Sweet Chili Sauce
I don’t know if I should feel lucky or left out because unlike many of my American friends, I never had any altercations with boiled Brussels sprouts when I was a child. (Big score for my Asian upbringing!)
Since my first Brussels Sprouts experience as an adult, I’ve grown to love them even more. They’re easy to prep and when cooked right, taste absolutely scrumptious! But yes, there is a caveat—I only eat my Brussels sprouts roasted and preferably studded with bacon.
Every fall, I look forward to their appearance at the grocery store—I can’t help but smile when I spot the unmistakable sturdy green stalks bearing cute little leafy balls. Needless to say, I was thrilled to find a bag-o-sprouts in my CSA box last weekend!
While I cook Brussels sprouts for as long as they’re in season, I think they also make a wonderful side dish for the Thanksgiving table, or for any dinner party you might have during the holidays. They’re that spectacular, especially when cooked my way.
Need more convincing? Not only will you be eating a veg in season, you’ll be THE ONE to convert the naysayers among your guests. Now, who wouldn’t want that privilege?