Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Brussels sprouts with pomegranate and walnuts

This recipe is from Bobby Flay's Mesa Grill cookbook. Now, I can't tell you how many recipes I've seen that claim to convert brussels sprouts haters. This one? If you don't like this recipe, you probably truly hate brussels sprouts. It's pretty simple - take a pound of trimmed and halved brussels sprouts and toss them with a little canola oil, salt and pepper. Roast the sprouts at 375 for about 25 minutes, or until they're browned and tender. After the brussels sprouts come out of the oven, toss them with a little butter, a handful of pomegranate seeds and a sprinkling of chopped toasted walnuts. This dish is healthy, beautiful and easy! The pomegranate makes it very festive. I made these for my family the other night, and we all agreed they'd be on our thanksgiving table this year.

22 comments:

Maria said...

I want to make these for Thanksgiving! I love the color the pmegranate adds!

Candy said...

I love Brussels Sprouts and these recipe looks super!

Cakebrain said...

The pomegranate seeds look so pretty there...like little rubies! I'm a sucker for brussel sprouts! yum!

Barbara Bakes said...

Oh I love the addition of pomegranates!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

An interesting combination of ingredients and flavors! Yummy!

Cheers,

Rosa

Karin said...

Brussel sprouts are of great importance on our Christmas menu, you know. I like your recipe. These brussel sprouts are going to be on our Christmas table this year.

DEESHA said...

i love Brussels sprouts .. lovely addition of pomegranate

alexandra's kitchen said...

You don't need to convince me. I adore Brussels sprouts and am always looking for new ways to cook them. This recipe is so colorful and interesting. Great post!

EAT! said...

I have been picking up pomegranates lately at the store. We are brussels sprouts lovers in our family so I'm sure this will be a hit at my house.

glutenfreeforgood said...

What a great combination! Love the colors.
I'll definitely try this recipe. Thanks!
Melissa

VeggieGirl said...

I'm a HUUUUUUGE fan of brussels sprouts, so I KNOW I'd love that recipe - yum!! :0)

How To Eat A Cupcake said...

3 of my favorite things combined! NICE!!

PS: How and where did you get to meet Michael Chiarello?? :)

Sara said...

Michael Chiarello has stores in the Bay Area - he mostly sells food and furniture. I walked into his store in Berkeley right after it opened, and he happened to be there that day!

cook eat FRET said...

i need to send my mom a few different but easy recipes. this looks like a total winner. thanks!

We Are Never Full said...

fabulous! i may have to try this recipe. i LOVE pomegranate and I think this would go perfectly with brussel sprouts (which I've been eating a few nights a week these days!)

Anonymous said...

These are wonderful!! Debbie

Maris said...

these look really good! brussel sprouts have a naturally nutty flavor when you roast them so i bet they're fantastic combined with walnuts!

I've never cooked with pomegranate before - I've been a little intimidated by their messiness but it sounds good!

Aggie said...

I love brussel sprouts! I have this cookbook too, will have to try this!

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

soulchocolate said...

Yummy! This looks super tasty! I imagine the sweetness of the pomegranate seeds blending in perfectly well with the brussel sprouts! Lovely combination!

Kevin said...

This sounds like a nice way to enjoy brussels sprouts.

Lisa said...

My husband and I ate at The Mesa Grill this past December and I had these. They are REALLY good!

Danielle said...

Just found this - I'm making these for Christmas Eve dinner! Looks perfectly easy and tasty.