Here’s a quick and easy recipe for you to make the most delicious balsamic-roasted Brussels sprouts for those last-minute dinner parties or for evening snacks. These sweet and savory, caramelized sprouts are so tasty that they will definitely become everyone’s favorite in no time. All that one needs to do is follow a few steps, and voilà! The tasty Brussels sprouts are ready.
Ingredients of required ingredients
● 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
● 1 Tbsp. (or more) honey
● 3 large garlic cloves, finely grated
● 3 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
● 2 lbs. Brussels sprouts, trimmed, halved, or quartered if large
● 2 tsp. Diamond Crystal or 1¼ tsp. Morton kosher salt
● Flaky sea salt
● Freshly cracked black pepper
Directions to Follow
First, position a rimmed baking sheet on the center oven rack and preheat the oven to 425°. In a medium bowl, add 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar, 1 tablespoon honey, 2 teaspoons Diamond Crystal or 1 1/4 teaspoons Morton kosher salt, and 3 big, finely chopped garlic cloves in it and mix well. Add freshly cracked black pepper to the mixture as per your taste. Add some extra honey after tasting the mixture if one feels it is necessary. Add 2 lbs. of trimmed, halved, or quartered Brussels sprouts, along with any extra leaves, and mix everything together nicely.
Remove the baking sheet from the oven with care. Place the Brussels sprouts, cut side down, on the baking pan using tongs. Roast it for around 25 to 30 minutes, or until you see the underside is well-browned and soft. Once it is done, add a bit of flaky sea salt on it.
To maximize their potential for crispiness and avoid waterlogging and sogginess, don’t wash your sprouts. Instead, before halving, remove any damaged outer leaves. The use of a prepared sheet pan shortens the total cooking time while accelerating roasting, producing Brussels sprouts that are attractively golden brown and not mushy. For serving during casual weeknight, pair this simple side dish alongside other vegetables like roasted sweet potatoes and green beans.
Restaurant Chains Are Offering Free Goodies For Health Workers
Doctors and Nurses have been working tirelessly to fight the vicious pandemic that has been spreading around the world. Health workers are risking their lives daily and that shouldn’t be taken for granted. As a result, many restaurant chains decided they will be offering tons of free goodies to hospital staffers and emergency responders. These are the little things that warm our hearts.
The first who initiated the idea was Starbucks. CEO Kevin Johnson announced that all the cafés across Canada and the US will be giving free coffee to anyone who identifies themselves as health workers. Even though some branches are now operating as drive-thru locations, free coffees will be given to police officers, firefighters, paramedics, doctors, nurses, and hospital employees until May 3rd, according to Johnson.
Everyone Can Use A Boost
Another popular chain, Tropical Smoothie Cafe also wanted to help. The CEO Charles Watson announced they will be giving away 100,000 free smoothies. “Our safety is dependent upon the selfless, hard work of our local healthcare workers and first responders and we want to help them in any way we can.” He said.
Outstanding gesture at a time when everyone can use a Boost #InThisTogether https://t.co/wxFv4b2R0B
— Morten Andersen (@GreatDane2544) March 31, 2020
Donuts Giveaway For A Good Cause
Krispy Kreme also joined the good cause. They decided to spread the love and give health workers free boxes of donuts. The first box was given on the National Doctor’s Day, and obviously they were super excited to receive the goodies.
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Not All Heroes Wear Capes
The notorious shoe company Crocs also wanted to do their part and help the health workers. Crocs are perfect for hospital staffers because they are easily cleaned and not sticky. The company decided to give away free shoes via their website as a thank you to the health workers. That was a thoughtful way to do it.