French Style Brussels Sprouts with Almonds

You’re going to fully enjoy this recipe for roasted French style brussels sprouts with almonds. Such a simple recipe but one of the best ways to eat the little choux.

Recipe for Roasting Brussels Sprouts

As you might have guessed Brussels sprouts are not a typical Mexican dish. But this Mexican girl happens to love them. I associate them with holiday dinners and comforting weeknight meals.

When ever I see fresh Brussels sprouts I always splurge since they’re one of my favorite vegetables.

The first time I ate choux de Bruxelles aux amandes was when a Parisian friend prepared them for a dinner party. Tasting them roasted with bits of almonds opened my eyes to just how delicious Brussels sprouts could really be.

Roasted Brussels sprouts with almonds

Do They Come from Belgium

So a fun fact about Brussels sprouts is finding out if they originated in the Belgium capital. According to Wikipedia

“many historian do not believe the plant originated there.”

So then why are they named after a city in Europe which they do not come from you ask?

Apparently they were cultivated in ancient Roman times in modern day Italy. Then in the 1200s in Belgium.

So what we know today as a Brussels sprout was cultivated in Belgium during the late 1500s in mass quantities. Apparently that is the reason behind the name.

Health Benefits of Eating Brussel Sprouts

Did you know that Brussels sprouts are quite nutritious? Well they are!

  • They are a good source of fiber
  • loaded with vitamins K and C
  • can help lower cholesterol
  • are an antioxidant food
  • naturally anti-inflammatory
  • good for your hear
Roasted Brussels sprouts with almonds

Why Do Brussels Sprouts Taste Bad

I know the Brussels sprout haters are asking if they’re so good for you then why do Brussels sprouts taste so bad?

The simple reason is that whomever cooked them overcooked the Brussel sprouts.

So apparently overcooking Brussels sprouts causes them to release an unpleasant sulfur smell giving them that bad taste. If you don’t want them to taste bad then don’t overcook them.

Overcooking also makes them lose their nutritional value.

Roasted Almonds and Brussels Sprouts Recioe

How to Cook French Style Brussels Sprouts with Almonds

Choux de Bruxelles aux amandes is a seasonal, simple, and nutritious side dish. It’s perfect for as a Thanksgiving and Christmas side dish. But also great for a weeknight dinner.

Roasted French Style Brussels Sprouts with Almonds

Nancy Lopez-McHugh & MexicanMadeMeatless.com
Seasonal, simple, and nutritious side dish. Perfect for the holidays or a weeknight dinner.
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Prep Time 8 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, French
Servings 4 servings
Calories 245 kcal

Ingredients
  

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. fresh Brussels sprouts
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 3.5 oz blanched almonds
  • 1 to 2 Tablespoons olive oil adjust to taste
  • salt to taste
  • ground black pepper to taste

Instructions
 

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 392F . Properly rinse the Brussels sprouts, remove any damaged outer leaves. Cut off bottom stem, then cut in halves. In a large bowl gently toss the Brussels Sprout halves with the remaining ingredients. Making sure to evenly coat them all.
  • Place on a baking sheet and then into the center of oven. Roast for about 15 to 20 minutes or until they reach your desired tenderness. Try to not overcook them, and as you now know overcooking Brussels sprouts will cause them to release an unpleasant odor. Serve as a side dish and enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 4servingsCalories: 245kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 9gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 324mgPotassium: 614mgFiber: 7gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 855IUVitamin C: 97mgCalcium: 110mgIron: 2mg
Keyword brussels sprouts, christmas, thanksgiving, vegetables
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Learn How to Blanch Almonds

It’s much cheaper to buy almonds unpeeled but you can easily peel them at home. Watch this video to learn how to blanch almonds, or how to peel them.

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