|Cranky Brussels sprouts meet nicey-nice clementines|
I'm not one for cutesy recipe names. But I hope you'll indulge me just this once as I pair the sweet clementine with the cantankerous Brussels sprout. Even though Brussels sprouts can be assertively bitter, a shot of clementine juice subtly tempers and brightens the strong flavor of these mini cabbages. These make a great side, but I also love them served at room temperature, tossed in a green salad. This is a low-fat recipe.
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Darling Brussels Sprouts [Clementine-Infused Brussels Sprouts]
- 3 cloves of garlic, sliced
- About 1/2 cup clementine juice [From about 4 clementines]
- 1 T soy sauce
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 1/4 cup veggie broth, white wine, or water, in order of preference
- Fresh ground pepper, to taste
- 1 pound Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Mix the first 6 ingredients in a 9 x 13 inch roasting dish. Let marinade sit for about 10 minutes, while you clean the Brussels sprouts. [You can make the marinade up to a day before. The longer it sits, the better.]
Toss the sprouts in the marinade, mixing well and ensuring all sprouts are covered and glossy. Bake for 20-30 minutes, checking every 5 minutes until sprouts are tender crisp.