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Damn good brussels sprouts

Brussels Sprouts with Sriracha, Lime, and Honey
inspired by The Vanderbilt in Prospect Heights

serves about 6 as a side dish

4 pounds brussels sprouts, root ends trimmed, halved if large
4 tablespoons honey
4 teaspoons sriracha (you might want to start with less if you’re sensitive to spice)
juice of 4 limes
salt
about 4 tablespoons grapeseed or other flavorless oil

Preheat the oven to 375. In a small bowl, combine honey and sriracha. Taste and adjust for spice level. Add lime juice and stir to combine. When the sauce has the perfect balance of spice, sweetness, and tartness, transfer it to a larger bowl and add sprouts. Toss to combine. Transfer sprouts to a rimmed baking sheet in a single layer, and drizzle remaining sauce overtop. Sprinkle with salt (a couple big pinches will be plenty), and drizzle the oil overtop. Bake for 25-30 minutes, depending on your oven, until sprouts are fully crisped outside, and soft but not mushy within. Serve immediately.

This post is part of the Hearth and Soul Blog Hop for 5/3/2011. Check it out for lots of great recipes from real food bloggers.