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Caramelized Brussel Sprouts Recipe Notes
- 1 lb Brussel sprouts, halved
- 1 TBSP olive oil
- pinch of salt
- 2/3 cup fresh cranberries
- 1/3 cup crumbled gorgonzola cheese
- 1/3 cup freshly toasted pecans
- 1 1/2 cups quick cooking barley
- 1 TBSP maple syrup
- 1 TBSP balsamic vinegar (the good kind)
- Preheat your broiler.
- Heat a 12" cast iron skillet on the stove to medium-high heat.
- While things are heating, in a medium bowl, toss the Brussel sprouts with olive oil and salt.
- Dump the sprouts in the hot skillet and arrange so the flat sides are down.
- Cook for 2 minutes.
- Toss in the cranberries and transfer the skillet to the broiler (be careful - the pan is heavy and hot!)
- Broil for 3 minutes. You want the sprouts to be a little browned on top and caramelized on the bottom, and the cranberries should be just starting to pop.
- Place the sprouts and cranberries into a large bowl and toss in the warmed barley, cheese and pecans.
- Drizzle with maple syrup and balsamic vinegar.
- Season with salt and Enjoy!
- This recipe works best if you get all the elements in place BEFORE you start cooking! I also like to use quick-cooking barley, and cook it while I am preparing the Brussel sprouts.*
- Recipe from Cookie + Kate
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 133 Total Fat: 7g Saturated Fat: 2g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 5g Cholesterol: 4mg Sodium: 94mg Carbohydrates: 16g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 3g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 4g