Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Maple Syrup and Walnuts
1 ½ pounds brussel sprouts
¼ cup olive oil
¾ teaspoon sea salt
¼ teaspoon (or 10 grinds of) black pepper
2 tablespoons maple syrup
½ cup toasted walnuts, coarsely chopped in food processor
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
To prepare the brussel sprouts, remove any yellow or brown outer leaves, cut off the stems, and cut in half.
In a large bowl, toss the brussel sprouts, olive oil, salt, and pepper together. Once all of the brussel sprouts are coated in oil, spread them into a 9×13 (or larger) baking dish or sheet tray to roast. Note: You may want to line your sheet tray with foil for easy cleanup because the caramelizing process leaves a sticky residue.
After 15 minutes, stir the brussel sprouts around with a spatula or large spoon to even out the browning. After 30 minutes, stir in the maple syrup.
Continue to roast the brussel sprouts for about 15 more minutes, or until they are fork tender (about 45 minutes total roasting time).
Toss the roasted brussel sprouts with the walnuts and devour!
Do-ahead Tip: Steps 1-4 can be prepared the day before and stored covered in the refrigerator. You can finish the remaining 15 minutes of roasting time (steps 5-6) right before serving.
Recipe found on Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary website: http://www.woodstocksanctuary.org/recipes/maple-roasted-brussel-sprouts/