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Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Garlic and Slivered Almonds

Yield 8 servings
Roasting slightly chars and subtly sweetens these sprouts.

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 pounds fresh brussels sprouts (about 6 cups) or 4 (8-ounce) packages frozen brussels sprouts, thawed
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup slivered almonds
  • 4 large cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

How to Make It

  1. If using fresh brussels sprouts, wash them thoroughly; remove discolored leaves. Cut off stem ends, and slash bottom of each sprout with a shallow X. Toss brussels sprouts with oil in a shallow roasting pan, coating well.

  2. Bake at 425° for 15 minutes. Transfer to a serving bowl; cover and keep warm.

  3. Meanwhile, brown almonds and garlic in butter in a small skillet over medium heat; add salt and pepper. Pour garlic mixture over brussels sprouts; toss gently. Serve immediately.

  4. Make-Ahead Directions: Prepare recipe several hours before meal. Just before serving, place in a microwave-safe dish; cover with heavy-duty plactic wrap. Microwave at HIGH 3 to 4 minutes or until throughly heated, stirring after 2 minutes.

Christmas with Southern Living 1997