Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Brussels Sprouts-Avocado-Lime

The Single Serving
This was an exceptionally healthy meal. I realize I have done a few Brussels Sprouts related recipes but they are just such an easy vegetable to make, so my apologies. Hopefully you like them as much as I do. This made a perfectly fine main dish, but I could see it easily being a nice side dish as well. 

Lately I have been trying to make dishes that are not only good for a single helping but also that are easily constructed because I have been way too busy at work (I know, who isn't these days?). A little self promotion- I got to represent Maritime Archaeology at Marine Careers day for the Beneath the Sea Conference last month. If being asked to inspire the next generation isn't an honor, than I am not sure what is :)

Ok, so back to food.... 
The Ingredients
Chop and Halve
Add seasonings and Brussels sprouts to pan
Slice up Avocado
Sim simmer
Add Avocado to warm up
Plate and Serve
Brussels Sprouts-Avocado-Lime Recipe: 

    Bag of Brussels sprouts (you will have extra but I didn't have another recipe to use the rest)
    1 clove, garlic
    1 tbs, lime juice
    1 avocado, sliced (half might be better)
    pinch of red pepper (or to your liking)
    splash olive oil
    pinch of salt and pepper

How To-
Slice your Brussels sprouts by removing the ldead leaves and halving them.Chop the garlic. Add a little olive oil to the pan, and add your sprouts, garlic, and crushed red pepper. Cook until the sprouts get tender- about a few minutes. In the meantime, slice the avocado. Squirt the lime juice over the sprouts when tender and add some salt and pepper. Add the avocado slices to the side of your cast iron so that they may warm up. Take all out of the pan and place the avocado slices on top of the Brussels sprouts to eat.

Bon Appetit!(tribute to my French heritage)

This was actually a lot for one sitting. In the future, I think I would go with half an avocado instead of a whole one (they just don't keep very well once opened) next time. Also, I should have planned my recipes for the week better so I didn't have to use all the sprouts at once, but it made for nice small meals throughout the next few days. Also, go crazy with the lime and pepper flakes- adds a nice kick!

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