Martian Brains

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I am thinking ahead to holiday gatherings and testing a bunch of starters, sides, and small indulgences for the season. A gourmet holiday meal or party need not bust your gut. You don’t have to add extra butter, sugar, and heavy cream to make food delicious.  

First case in point – Brussels Sprouts with Walnuts and Dried Cranberries. This festive dish offers a nice, quick alternative to the typical roasting of Brussels sprouts. It’s sweet, crunchy, savory, and would make a nice addition to any holiday table.

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3 Responses to Martian Brains

  1. Julie Legrand November 19, 2009 at 1:15 pm #

    Mmmmm – brussels. I thought I hated them until my hubby made them for me – steamed and then sauted with a bit of bacon to cut down on the bitterness. Great idea on the walnuts and cranberries – they’ll do the trick too with less fat.

  2. pandamonium November 29, 2009 at 9:22 pm #

    Ohh, yes! We had these little guys for Thanksgiving dinner (along with Turkey a la Yummy. What a great thing to do to Brussels sprouts–a completely different veggie than the plain ordinary old traditional steamed ones (which are OK). Tonight we’re getting ready for a left-over dinner, and I was disappointed to hear “No leftover B.sprouts!” Leftover everything else, but the Martian Brains are history–we’ll just have to do more!

  3. Dani November 30, 2009 at 1:45 pm #

    Don’t forget Roasted! Our friend Caroline introduced me to Ina Garten’s Roasted Sprouts, and I have never looked back. I have converted dozens of a-sproutists, one batch at a time : )

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