Cider Brussel Sprouts with Caramelized Onions

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It is possible that I am the Brussel Sprouts’ #1 fan.  Last year I spent countless hours passing out recipe cards, guiding those willing to embark, on the basic cooking techniques of Roasted Brussel Sprouts.  I wrote events in our, then six, stores, basically forcing managers to offer these tiny green balls of gas.  Let’s be honest, I can’t convince everyone and that’s a reality I can live with.  BUT, it’s not stopping me from reinventing the standard each year, creating a staple go-to dish that can be brought to a party just as easily as made on a Sunday evening for your family.
Cooking is kind of like getting dressed.  There’s a whole closet of possibilities at your fingertips.  Starting with a solid base sets the foundation for something magical.  Thus, with no further adieu, I present this year’s version of Roasted Brussel Sprouts, featuring golden raisins, caramelized onions and apple cider vinegar.  Accessorize as you see fit.
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Serves 4
2 lbs raw brussel sprouts
1/3 cup golden raisins
1/2 red onion, cut into 1/2″ slices
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
3/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
Finishing sauce:
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 tablespoon agave nectar
1 pinch salt/pepper
1) Preheat oven to 400* F.  Wash sprouts, trim ends and slice in half, put into a large bowl.
2) Combine all ingredients (except finishing sauce), toss to coat brussel sprouts.
3) Grease a 9×11″ baking dish, spread mixture and cover; bake for 30 minutes or until a fork can just pierce the center of the sprout.
4) Uncover, toss and bake in the top third of oven (close to the heat source) for another 10- 15 minutes, or until some leaves are crispy and dark.
5)  Mix finishing sauce ingredients.  Pour over sprout mixture and toss to coat.
6) Pour everything into a serving bowl and enjoy!
Keywords: Holiday side dishes, brussel sprouts, healthy entertaining, weekday meals, easy roasted vegetables


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