Day 11: Green what you put on the table!
Get fresh brussel sprouts - firm and clean looking and slice them 1 or 2 times to form thick slices.
Sautee them in a hot pan or wok with a tablespoon of butter or 2 Tbspns of olive oil and 1 large clove of garlic, minced. Saute over high heat about 5 mins or so, making sure to brown the brussel sprouts (those who watch Food Network as often as I, til they are caramelized) to bring out the good nutty flavor. Add salt and pepper to your taste. When done, sprinkle in about 1/4 cup minced or grated pecorino cheese (more or less depending on your taste but remember that these cheeses are more salty so don't add too much salt). You can also substitute parmesano-romano or assiago cheese. Toss in and serve. To add a festive touch, you can also add toasted pine nuts (my fav!) or toasted hazelnuts - this really brings out the nuttiness of the brussel sprouts!
If you have a great veggie recipe that you like to serve around the holidays, please leave a comment below to share!
Thanks and HAPPY GREEN HOLIDAYS!!!