Monday, March 17, 2014

Warm Brussel Sprout Salad with Maple Balsamic Dressing

Happy St. Patrick's Day. I decided to make this warm smokey dish in honor of the holiday. Brussel Sprouts aren't particularly Irish, but they are green. I mean I'm not particularly Irish either, but I did spend an afternoon in an airport in Ireland...close enough. Sláinte

Here's What You Need: 

  • 1/2 sliced yellow onion
  • 1/4 cup balsamin vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  •  2 good dashes of liquid smoke
  • 2 1/2 cups sliced brussel spouts
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt 
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)

Here's What You Gotta Do: 

  1. Heat a very lightly oiled non-stick pot with a lid, over a low heat. 
  2. Add onions to the pot and heat until onions are soft and brown ( about 5 minutes). 
  3. Add balsamic vinegar, maple syrup, and liquid smoke to the pot and let the sauce reduce over a low heat for about 10 minutes.
  4. Toss in the brussel sprouts, cayenne and salt. Turn off the heat and stir well to coat the brussel sprouts with dressing. Put the lid on the pot and let the salad soften and stem for 5 minutes. 
  5. Serve Warm and Enjoy!

Serves 2 as a salad and 4 as a small side dish.

Brussels sprouts contain sulforaphane
a chemical believed to have potent anticancer properties

 Brussels sprouts are an excellent source of vitamin C; 100 g ( 3.50 oz) 
For comparison's sake, 100 grams of orange juice yields 83% of your RDA.  

Getting Sauced. 

Bowl of Green Goodness

Showering myself in the Luck. 

Life is Delicious...Go Taste It!

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