I love Brussels spouts. I’m not ashamed, I’ll tell anyone, they are delicious. Truth be told, I only tried them for the first time within the past few years. I was a picky kid and I think that no one thought to try them on me; they probably would not have paired well with my plain spaghetti and butter anyway 🙂
I had some (OK, a lot, they looked so good in the grocery store that I went pretty wild bagging them) of leftover sprouts in my fridge from making a roasted Brussels sprouts side with a special Valentine’s Day filet mignon. I needed to use them up before they went to waste and I was craving a light dinner, so I made a Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad with Bacon and Vinaigrette. Despite using just a few ingredients, this was complex tasting and very satisfying. Next time, I’ll buy Brussels sprouts especially for this dish!
freshly ground black pepper
parmesan cheese for grating
good quality balsamic vinegar