Warning! Cooking the food from this blog post may incite dancing or at least an occasional wiggle while enjoying. (At least it did for me.) I’m still on my healthy eating journey with the occasional cheat meal. I’ve come to find that it’s really fun to cook healthy food and be in control of what goes into your dishes. I was especially noticing that this week as I whipped up this Spicy Honey Mustard Brussels Sprouts dish that I spotted on the site Gluten Free with L.B..
Not only is this Brussels sprouts recipe easy to throw together, it’s also jam packed with flavor! After all, that is what gets us to
eat enjoy our veggies, right?!
Start off by cleaning your Brussels sprouts (aka – wash, dry, cut off the stem and remove the first few layers of outer leaves). Then cut each sprout in half. Next parboil the sprouts to get a jumpstart on the cooking process.
Once the sprouts are boiled and drained, pat off the excess water and toss with a tangy sauce. For the sauce just whisk together some melted butter, olive oil, chopped garlic, coarsely ground mustard, red pepper flakes, honey, and salt. Toss the Brussels sprouts with the sauce and roast in the oven until they are crispy and fabulous, which for me was about 30 minutes.
I’m not lying when I say I did a happy dance with nearly every bite I took. These sprouts are so flavorful! They have a touch of sweetness from the honey, some tang from the mustard, and a kick with the red pepper flakes. You can definitely control the spice and add more or less pepper flakes based on your preferences. I opted for more, shocking I know, and loved the extra umph! And the flavor you get from roasting the sprouts is awesome – it adds a bit of nuttiness to the sprouts, and depending on how crispy you like them, it caramelizes a bit too.
The recipe calls for roasting 20-25 minutes. I ended up roasting mine for about 35 minutes to get the outside crispier and I’m glad I did. These beauties were ready to go after a few minutes out of the oven.
To say I can’t wait for you to try these Spicy Honey Mustard Brussels Sprouts may be an understatement. They are so delightful, so make sure you click the link for the recipe and step by step instructions. Happy roasting!!
A look back:
One year ago: Sriracha Honey Chicken Tenders are on the Menu
Two years ago: Learning to Love Salads – Part 13: Mediterranean Salad
Three years ago: Learning to Love Salads – Part 7: Mediterranean Quinoa Salad
Four years ago: Cooking with Rhubarb!