And so begins my second (perhaps annual...check back next year) post on Brussels sprouts, please fine "Cheesy, Chewy, Crunchy, Yummy (I promise!) Brussels Sprouts here http://bit.ly/uINiIC. Why the continued fascination with mini cabbages? Because they're so cute and crunchy and grow on the most amazing stalks. Photos after the jump are a must see (as are the ones of my dog eating a fallen Brussel). Last year I found the stalks at a specialty market, but this year they were at Safeway! And the cashier thought they were some sort of artistic Christmas tree...but then I thought, well aren't they? But the moment did give me the motivation to continue my crusade to popularize this ill reputed vegetable. It really is delicious.
This time I played on some classic seasonal flavors and added cranberries and walnuts. I really loved the combination and have been eating them cold out of the fridge as a snack...which I'm not going to recommend unless you are as sprout supportive as I am. But warm and fresh this recipe will be a crowd pleaser.