A meat and carbohydrates heavy Thanksgiving dinner calls for at least one green vegetable side. This year, I decided on Brussels sprouts, one of Jan’s favorites. However, being a holiday meal I wanted something more than just plain steamed sprouts.
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I am making ham steak for this Sunday’s dinner. Miriam requested cauliflower and Jan loves Brussels sprouts. I had thought to make two separate dishes, but as I was looking at recipes on-line I saw that several combined these vegetables. For me ham calls for Southern (U.S.) cooking and it is not a Southern recipe if it doesn’t have bacon.
Jan wanted “roasties” for dinner. I had thought that Eilene was going to eat out with her friends. Two hours before dinner, she announced that she was bringing two friends over for dinner. Roasties for two had suddenly become dinner for five. Time to get creative.
I did not want all of my dishes to be the same, so I decided to leave the Sichuan pepper out of this one. When I am home alone, I will frequently make a lunch of some sautéed vegetables with a tablespoon of Chinese chili garlic sauce stirred in. I decide to carry that idea a step further in these roasted vegetables.
Since wife Jan is limiting her carb intake I knew that she would want something in addition to a pasta dish. I had bought a tomato, thinking I would add it to my pesto dish, but I changed my mind. I had bought some small Brussels sprouts, one of Jan’s favorite vegetables, at the farmer’s market on Saturday. However, I had only bought a half a pound, not quite enough for a full side dish. Putting these two things together and roasting them seemed like a good idea.
The farmer’s market last weekend had these huge Brussels sprouts. The small ones were an inch and a half and the largest were easily two inches. Normally I like to buy the smallest I can find, but these were like cabbages. I decided that I would cut them in half and cover them in onion and garlic so that the juices would flow down between the leaves as they roasted.
Brussels sprouts are Jan’s favorite vegetable, so we bought a pound yesterday at the farmer’s market. The question was what to do with them. This is a side dish that I made to go with my Jamaican Chicken, so I wanted something using Jamaican spice blending. Although I am grilling, the barbecue will be filled with chicken, so I will have the do these in the oven.
With the French girl here every day seems like a challenge meal day. I decided I needed a vegetable side dish to go with my chicken and faro. I have not made Brussels sprouts in a while and Jan really loves them.
2 lbs Brussels sprouts
2 slices Canadian bacon, cut into match sticks