Monday, February 22, 2010

Brussels Sprouts and Smoky Onions on Cheddar Toast

I forget about certain foods all the time and before I know it 5 months have flown by and I haven't eaten one carrot, or a spoonful of peas and an ear of corn. And that makes me crazy. How could I possibly forget to eat some of the things I truly like?

Well, I feel like that with brussels sprouts, too. Now, Drew's not a big fan of these little guys which explains why we don't keep them around but that's changed. Last week, I went to the store and grabbed a big old bag of sprouts to make up for lost time. This recipe looks increadable and I cannot wait to test it out!

Brussels Sprouts and Smoky Onions on Cheddar Toast
From F&W
  1. 1 pound brussels sprouts, thinly sliced lengthwise
  2. 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  3. 1 large onion, finely diced
  4. Salt and freshly ground pepper
  5. 1 teaspoon sweet smoked paprika
  6. 4 slices of multigrain bread, toasted
  7. 4 ounces extra-sharp cheddar cheese, thinly sliced
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°. In a saucepan of boiling salted water, cook the brussels sprouts until they are just tender, about 5 minutes. Drain and pat dry.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a large skillet. Add the onion, season with salt and pepper and cook over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until just softened, about 5 minutes. Add the paprika, cover and cook over low heat, stirring frequently, until the onion is tender, about 10 minutes; add a little water if the onion dries out.
  3. Add the brussels sprouts to the skillet and cook until tender throughout, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Arrange the toasts on a baking sheet and top with the cheddar. Bake for 2 minutes, until the cheese is melted; mound the brussels sprouts and onions on top and serve.


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