Happy Valentine’s Day! According to all the posts, tweets, texts and instagrams, I think I was supposed to make you something sweet and pink and all cutesy for today. Oops.
It’s not that I don’t think love isn’t something worth celebrating, because it totally is. But I made these really delicious brussels sprouts last night and I couldn’t wait to share them with you! And that’s real life. Sometimes brussels sprouts doused with garlic sea salt, lemon and extra Parmesan cheese are perfect for celebrating. For real. Plus, if you haven’t planned what you’re making tonight, these would be a tasty and easy addition.
4 cups of whole, fresh brussels sprouts
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoons garlic sea salt
Juice of one lemon (approx 2 tablespoons)
Parmesan Reggiano for sprinkling… You can get carried away here! It’s totally cool. I recommend at least 1/4 cup.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Start by washing and chopping off the ends of the baby cabbages.
Then slice the brussels sprouts in half. If they are big, slice in half again, quartering them.
Toss the brussels sprouts with olive oil, garlic sea salt and lemon juice. Evenly spread the sliced brussel sprouts onto a baking sheet.
Warning: be careful not to over do it with the olive oil. Too much oil will make for soggy sprouts… Not sexy.
Roast on the bottom rack for approximately 20 minutes. Then toss the brussels sprouts and continue roasting for an additional 15-20 minutes. Baking times will vary depending on your oven.
Generously top the hot brussels sprouts with Parmesan. Then serve alongside your favorite dish.
I served mine up alongside some pesto pasta and a glass of Malbec. I encourage you to do the same.
Happy Valentine’s Day from Mimi. In case you can’t tell she was really excited about wearing her pink and red sweater this morning.
If there’s anything I can say about love, it’s that my moody, mop-headed, always ready-to-snuggle yorkie poo is the best little love bug. No else patiently waits while I hit snooze for 45 minutes every morning just to give me a face full of kisses the minute I open my eyes. No one else sleeps in my laundry basket all day waiting for me to get home. I can’t say enough about how much I love my little pup!
Who do you love most today?
I know it seems weird, but it’s actually Brussels Sprouts. 🙂
Haha thanks for the heads up!
Elisa @ What the Vita
This was so good!! Just one thing – Maybe you meant teaspoon of salt and garlic, not one tablespoon? I used one teaspoon of salt and one teaspoon of garlic and it came out PERFECT. Thanks!
I probably used a lot on this Elisa, but thank you for the modification! Always good to have a healthier option!