Brussels Sprouts

STOP! Please don’t turn away, just not yet. If you’ve had a bad brussel sprouts experience, you MUST give them another try. Let me guess, if you’ve had brussel sprouts before they were probably boiled into a unrecognizable greenish sluge. These are not your mom’s brussel sprouts. Cook them this way and your family will rave. My husband is a fairly picky eater, especially when it comes to the veggie group, he tried these brussel sprouts and asked to have them at dinner the next night.

These baby cabbage lookalikes, once roasted have a delicate green, nutty, buttery flavor. Even my 9 month old daughter enjoyed them. I dare you to eat just one. Welcome to vegetable heaven!

ROASTED BRUSSEL SPROUTS

Brussel Sprouts, ends trimmed and halved
Oil
Salt and Pepper

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Toss halved brussel sprouts in enough oil to evenly coat, season with salt and pepper. Lay sprouts cut side down on shallow baking pan. Roast 15 minutes, flip sprouts and roast 10-15 minutes more. Serve as is. ENJOY!!!!

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Chart House Restaurant

While in the Phoenix area, Alex and I ate at the Chart House restaurant, this restaurant was AMAZING! You get your moneys worth here. The price of the entrees were between $25-$30. I ordered their Spiced Yellowfin Ahi Tuna. I’ve always wanted to order tuna in a restaurant, and figured given the “fanciness” of the resaurant, they would probably know how to cook tuna perfectly. The tuna was the BEST PIECE OF MEAT I’VE EVER HAD. Being from the Midwest, I have had delicious and tender, steak and pork, but this tuna blew them out of the water.

The Yellowfin was flavored with cajun spices, then grilled. It was set upon a ginger soy butter sauce (YUM!). The tuna was served with a wasabi cream on top of carrot ribbons, and a side of spinach & bok choy (which they neglected to put on my plate). While I was busy poking around the carrot ribbons (looking for my spinach) I picked up a giant fork full of the wasabi cream, boy did that open up my sinuses. The tuna was cooked to perfection, so tender and juicy. As I took my first bite,  I placed the tuna on my tounge and it melted away. MMMMMMMMM! So good! This is something I want try to tackle in my kitchen.