How was your weekend? Mine was great! Mike and I had a great dinner at Mitchell’s Fish Market and I tried a new wine which I liked: Drops of Jupiter. I have to admit, I picked it because of the name, but it was good.
Saturday Mike and I went for a run which is something we love doing together. We’ve been missing Columbus a bit so we decided to have breakfast at another restaurant we enjoyed in Columbus: First Watch. They have a special on their menu currently, lemon ricotta pancakes and they were delicious! Topped with lemon curd which I’ve never had but now love!
Saturday night we decided to grill for dinner which is also a favorite of ours! We grilled hamburgers (premade, store bought) and I added some grilled green pepper slices on mine. I love doing this because it adds a freshness to the burger. We also had sweet potato fries and….brussels sprouts! Can you believe it? I can’t.
As a tremendous FRIENDS fanatic, I remember the episode where Rachel, Phoebe, and Joey are locked out of Monica’s apartment because they entered Rachel’s daughter, Emma, in a beauty pageant on Thanksgiving and are late for dinner. After trying to get Monica to let them in Rachel remembers Monica had put something Joey’s apartment which turns out to be brussels sprouts!
I think every kid grows up hating brussels sprouts and anything green and a vegetable. Well it’s time to put that stereotype to rest because cooking brussels sprouts this way is delicious. They have a buttered toast flavor, not sure how, but it’s good. You can take the same recipe and roast them in the oven for 30-40 minutes but we wanted to grill them the first time.
Grilled Brussels Sprouts
1. Trim brussels sprouts of any bad leaves. Place in a microwave bowl and microwave for 5 minutes. Let sprouts cool, they must be cool enough to handle.
2. Soak skewers in water so they don’t burn on the grill. Coat sprouts with olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic, and paprika.
3. Slide sprouts onto skewers making sure they evenly spaced. It’s recommended to put the end of the sprout through the skewer but this was hard to do so I put all of mine through the side and they worked out fine.
4. Grill sprouts over medium heat for 5 minutes. Turn sprouts and grill for another 5 minutes.
That’s it! I hope you enjoy them, give it a try!
Recipe adapted from: Alton Brown.