Growing up, I HATED brussels sprouts. The shape of them, the smell, the taste…. EEEWWWW!!! My mom wasn’t a fan either so it’s not like we HAD to eat them for dinner. My co-worker cooks them at work frequently and I usually leave the room. Just what are brussesl sprouts? Some green thing I said I would never touch, ever!
Then I met SheRie. And it all changed.
SheRie does the cooking at our church and she has some delicious recipes she has shared with us for our Wednesday night dinners, Sunday breakfasts and other special events. Well, one day, she decided to have a cooking class and I signed up right away. I really wanted to learn some of her recipes and I was so excited. The night comes and we gather at church and the menu for the class was Salmon, couscous, baked brussels sprouts and pumpkin cake. No…. wait… did she just say baked brussels sprouts??? Oh boy…. This was going to get interesting.
She cooked them up and I figured I’d give it a taste. After all, will one of those green things kill me? No. So I ate one……. And I could not believe my taste buds. They were AWESOME!!! Wow, after so many years (and I won’t tell you how many), I became a brussels sprout convert.
She gave us all the recipe and I decided to make them for hubby. He was very skeptical about this since he wasn’t much of a fan of the sprouts so he had me fix him an ear of corn the same night… just in case. I made a change or two, mostly adding the apples. What was his opinion? You’ll have to keep reading to find out.
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Fuji Apples
- 1lb fresh brussels sprouts
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 5 Strips bacon (cooked and roughly chopped)
- 1/4 Medium red onion (chopped)
- 2 cloves garlic (crushed)
- 1/4 cup white zinfandel wine
- 1 Large Fuji apple (chopped)
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