Roasted Brussels Sprouts on the Stalk

Ever wonder what to do with those big, gorgeous Brussels sprout stalks that start popping up in the produce department at this time of year? Roast the whole thing! The moment I noticed a recipe for Roasted Brussels Sprouts on the Stalk attached to the sprouts I found at Trader Joe’s, into my basket they went.

I kind of feel like Brussels sprouts are like that late bloomer in the ’80s teen flicks who everyone initially looks down on, but by the end she’s gotten contacts and new clothes and is ultimately elected prom queen. It turns out she was beautiful all along, it just took a while for people to truly appreciate her. Brussels sprouts are finally coming into their own – hooray for the underdog!

Roasted, raw, shaved, glazed – we’ve been enjoying them in our house in all kinds of ways lately. The easiest way, by far, has been this whole roasted stalk approach. The recipe calls for a simple maple syrup glaze to be poured over the top, for a little extra sweetness. It also says to garnish with dried cranberries and pomegranate seeds, but honestly I got so caught up in how pretty just the sprouts look (the one in the photo above reminded me of a rose!) that I completely forgot to add them. I think they’re pretty lovely on their own. 🙂

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  1. We’ve been cooking with Brussels sprouts like crazy, but I never considered roasting them right on the stalk. What a great idea!

    Posted 11.17.13 Reply
  2. I love brussels sprouts, 80’s flicks, too :), but I’ve never thought to roast them while on the stalk. Brilliant!

    Posted 11.18.13 Reply