Roasted Brussel Sprouts

>> Tuesday, April 13, 2010

I know what you are thinking: she's finally lost it, brussel sprouts? Brussel sprouts...but look at that picture. They don't look that bad do they?

Well I'd like to think that I haven't lost it all, but rather I've taken an ingredient that gets a bad rep and turned it into something I think is pretty darn good (and not to mention incredibly easy!) So come on, let's all get crazy and make brussel sprouts!


- Brussel sprouts (Trader Joe's has a great selection)
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Butter
- Salt

Directions (Cook time - 20 minutes):

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Clean your brussel sprouts then halve down the middle. Add the brussel sprouts to a shallow roasting pan and dizzle with EVOO, then season with salt. Place brussel sprouts face down and put the dish in the oven.

After 10 minutes of cooking lightly toss (at this point your brussel sprouts should be browned on the bottom). Return to the oven and cook for 5 more minutes, then add 1/2 tablespoon of broken up butter and spread over the brussel sprouts. Cook for 5 more minutes and remove from oven.

Trust me, this recipe is a keeper. I have cooked this multiple times in the past week and can't seem to get enough of these little guys!


Simple Salmon Recipe

>> Tuesday, April 6, 2010

This is one of my go to recipes. It's simple, healthy and only requires three ingredients!

Ingredients (serves two)

  • 2 6-8oz salmon filets (with the skin on, you don't have to but I think it adds a lot of flavor)
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup djion mustard
First, set your oven to broil and heat a skillet to medium and lightly coat the pan in a little extra virgin olive oil.
In a bowl mixture together orange juice and djion mustard.
Salt and pepper salmon filets. Place the filets in the skillet skin side down. After about two minutes flip, then remove after two minutes. We are not fully cooking the salmon here, just trying to get the skin crispy and some nice color.
Remove salmon and start brushing on the orange juice/mustard mixture.
Once coated (I like to get the sides and everything) place in the oven for about 5-7 minutes.
Salmon is easy to over cook, so make sure you are watching. Once done the salmon should have a nice crust from the mustard on top and a flaky tenderness.
Serve with your favorite vegetable (green beans are great!) and you have a healthy dinner that is ready to go in about 20 minutes!



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