Brussels Sprouts get a bad rap. So often they are boiled within an inch of recognition and then dumped as a mushy grey-green mess into a bowl and plunked on the table. Understandably, in that state few people are excited about adding them to their dinner plate. In fact, Dewey has gone so far as to hide his uneaten Brussels sprouts in his salad bowl.
After years of Brussels sprout hatred on my husband’s part, there has been a turning point. I went to a potluck with my girlfriends and one brought hot sauce roasted brussel sprouts. They were AMAZING (but that’s not that odd for me because I love them) and I thought “I bet Dewey would like these”. As soon as I got home, I bought Brussels sprouts and asked for the recipe. I was right, Dewey loves them (he even gets seconds!) and I’ve made them twice since. Winning!
These Brussels sprouts are quite spicy. If you want to tone them down a bit, you can mix the hot sauce with melted butter. That’s how wing places make mild wing sauce…just add butter.
I know the recipe is a bit more of a loose suggestion than an actual recipe but don’t fret. It’s easy and delicious.