It’s no secret that Brussels sprouts get a bad rap. They, along with broccoli, are one of those veggies you’re not really supposed to like. We spent decades hating on Brussels sprouts, only to re-try them for the first time in probably fifteen years a few months ago. It turns out that Brussels sprouts are delightful! They have a delicate, nutty taste that comes out beautifully when the crucifers are cooked with sweet ingredients like balsamic vinegar. We’ve been on something of a Brussels sprout bender recenltly. Here are three of the area’s best sprout packed dishes.
•At Via Matta, the Brussels sprouts are caramelized and served in a side dish with almonds and balsamic vinegar. You could do much worse than ordering that and another side dish (we recommend the roasted cauliflower with butter, parmesan, and parsley) as your dinner.
•Hamersley’s Bistro knows that bacon always makes it better. Their Brussels sprout side comes roasted with bacon and walnuts, making it similar to this recipe, with which we are obsessed.
•Sorellina also goes the bacon route with their sprout side. Brussels sprouts are combined with smoky bacon and caramelized onions for a decadent, yet healthy, treat.
•B Side serves up one of the Hub’s most delectable Brussels sprout dishes: a Niman Ranch pork loin is grilled and served with garlic-braised sprouts and a warm German potato salad with roasted red onion relish. It’s an international feast!