Dirt to Table Experience: Pan-Seared Brussels Sprouts with Cranberries Pecans and Blue Cheese
PUBLISHED ON: 03.23.2013
Mental note to self.…Grow MORE brussels sprouts NEXT fall.
One of the many challenges that presents itself each season (keeping in mind my novice gardening skills), is how much to grow. The lesson that needs to be learned is asking the question, what vegetables do we want to enjoy seasonally, and which ones should be preserved or “put-up” as they like to say here in the South to enjoy throughout the year. You would think that would be easy, it is not.
I realize that brussels sprouts (like beets) can be a love it, or hate it vegetable. Brussels sprouts easily fall into my “love them” category. What makes brussels sprouts more beautiful is that they grow very well during the fall/winter season here in north Florida. The question that begs to be asked is why we only planted four plants? Four plants will give you enough bounty to enjoy seasonally for two people. We need more than that!
While perusing Pinterest, I came across a recipe that was a wonderful way to enjoy brussels sprouts in a way that reflects the season with cranberries, pecans and a bit of blue cheese.
T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types
Something about crispy, seared Brussels sprouts drives me crazy – I just love them. Add in blue cheese and balsamic, and I'm now out of my mind! I've gotta get me some sprouts!
This recipe sounds amazing and I dearly LOVE brussel sprouts. Thank you for sharing this recipe, one I intend to prepare soon.Carolyn/A Southerner's Notebook
Oh Velva, this sounds delish, I love brussel sprouts! Thanks for the great recipe and also thanks a ton for your sweet and kind visit. Happy Sunday.FABBY
From Beyond My Kitchen Window
Oh yum! I love brussel sprouts and cooked with maple syrup and balsamic brings this humble vegetables over the top. Great recipe.
Fresh Local and Best
I always thought that brussels sprouts were hard to grow because pests love eating them. I am definitely going to have to try someday. This recipe looks delicious!
Tablescapes By Diane
Hi lovely lady.Looks so yummy!! I will cope your recipe this will go great with the Ham for Easter. Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my new Tablescape for Easter so sweet of you. Hoping you and your family have a wonderful Easter next weekend.XXOO Diane
Simply lovely and delicious looking brussles sprouts. I too surely try this one out soon.Deepa
Sam Hoffer / My Carolina Kitchen
My husband keeps looking for an interesting Brussels sprouts recipe and I think I've finally found it for him. Love the southern touch with the pecans.Sam
Schnitzel and the Trout
I have read through this recipe 3 times. It is such an interesting combination…especially the fresh cranberries. I want to to try this. Susan
Karen (Back Road Journal)
I love brussels sprouts but have never thought to add the blue cheese…this sounds delicious.
I am loving this – and have Brussels sprouts sitting in my fridge – with all the ingredients. This is just a grand meal! (I love them pan fried a tad – oh my!)
I am a lover of brussels sprouts and this dish looks awesome!
Wow, this sounds so good. I love sprouts… don't know if they'd grow up here. Guess I need to check on it.
That is so cool that you're growing brussels sprouts! They are not easy to grow here. I have been buying tons of them at the farmers market because my family will eat several pounds at a sitting, just oven-roasted with plenty of salted butter. I can't wait to see what they'll think of this recipe!
Brussels Sprouts are so delicious, I love them! Yum to the blue cheese, great recipe 🙂
I think keeping them a bit crisp is the key! I am already planning on what things to grow \”extras\” of this season!
Roz | La Bella Vita Cucina
I'm so glad that I'm not the only one who likes brussel sprouts! Alas, no one else in my family does, so we never enjoy these wonderful little green orbs of yumminess! And this recipe with the addition of the blue cheese and cranberries must excite the tastebuds . . . recipes that I just love! Happy Easter week, Velva!
We love brussels and I am always looking for a new way to prepare them. Have a wonderful Easter!!
I am so jealous you grow your own brussels sprouts!
I love them, but would have to change to another type of cheese. Neither the hubby or I can handle blue cheese.
We Are Not Martha
Not to self: GET a garden so you can grow brussels sprouts next fall! If only for this delicious dish :)Sues
amy @ fearless homemaker
I love brussels sprouts and this version looks SO good. Now I'm craving some!
What a beautiful dish! I wish I had a green thumb like you – most of my seasonal produce comes from the Farmers' Market.
This recipe sounds great! I love Brussels sprouts and I love sweet and savory dishes. Great combination of ingredients. BTW,thanks for dropping by my blog, Velva!! I appreciate your comments!
What a wonderful dish! I belong to the \”love brussels sprouts category, could it them every day 🙂 The recipe is bookmarked, have to try it out!
i must have this dish! it has some of my favorite ingredients in it, delicious!!
This must be very delicious! I might just get some froyen brussels sprouts to try the recipe!
Rosa's Yummy Yums
Oh, I love Brussel sprouts! This is such a great combination. Yummy!Cheers,Rosa
brussel sprouts are one of those foods you either love or hate and I fall in the LOVE category. The pecans and cranberries pair amazingly well with it. Thank you so much for your sweet comment on my blog yesterday. Knowing my passion comes through my cooking means the world to me and that you enjoy it is even better:) have a great week
I come from a family of sprouts lovers and they would go crazy for this! What a flavor-filled combination! Gourmet brussels sprouts.
SavoringTime in the Kitchen
Gosh, I love Brussels sprouts. What a fantastic way to prepare them!
most people, myself included, don't give brussels sprouts a fair shake. i think i would love them like this!
Daytona @ Outside Oslo
I love it when I hear people praise the merits of brussels sprouts; they really are an amazing vegetable, yet are so often maligned due to bad preparations!
Ohhh, this looks SO good, Velva. 🙂 I too adore brussels sprouts and will be planting my winter crop soon.
I like cruciferous veggies like cabbage, etc but for some reason, Brussels sprouts just do not work for me. I guess it is the love it/hate it thing you mentioned.
Believe it or not, I adore brussels sprouts. And this recipe is oh-so-tempting! Yummy!