Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Prepare to delight your taste buds with our delectable Roasted Brussels Sprouts, dressed in a luscious balsamic glaze and crowned with a generous topping of seasoned, toasted bread crumbs. This side dish is a celebration of the humble Brussels sprout, transformed into a culinary masterpiece. Each tender sprout is carefully roasted to perfection, achieving a delightful blend of crispiness and tenderness. The drizzle of balsamic glaze imparts a sweet and tangy note, while the smoky aroma of the seasoned bread crumbs adds depth to every bite. Whether you're enjoying a hearty Thanksgiving dinner or a weeknight meal, these Brussels sprouts are a flavorful and satisfying addition to your table.
1 lb (450g) Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved
2 tablespoons olive oil
Salt and black pepper to taste
2 tablespoons balsamic glaze (store-bought or homemade)
1/2 cup toasted bread crumbs seasoned with smoked paprika
1. Preheat the Oven:
Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).
2. Prep the Brussels Sprouts:
Trim the ends of the Brussels sprouts and cut them in half.
3. Season and Toss:
In a large bowl, toss the halved Brussels sprouts with olive oil, salt, and black pepper until they are well coated.
4. Roast the Brussels Sprouts:
Spread the Brussels sprouts out in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Roast in the preheated oven for about 25-30 minutes or until they are tender and have crispy edges. Stir them halfway through for even cooking.
5. Add Balsamic Glaze:
Remove the roasted Brussels sprouts from the oven and drizzle them with balsamic glaze. Toss to coat evenly.
6. Prepare the Topping:
Toast the bread crumbs in a dry skillet over medium heat until they turn golden brown. Season them with a pinch of smoked paprika for added flavor.
Transfer the roasted Brussels sprouts to a serving dish and generously sprinkle them with the vegetarian toasted bread crumbs.
These Roasted Brussels Sprouts with balsamic glaze and toasted bread crumbs offer a wonderful contrast of flavors and textures, making them a delicious and entirely vegetarian side dish for your meal. Enjoy!