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Monday, December 19, 2011

BRUSSEL SPROUTS, CORNISH GAME HEN AND OTHERS

I never thought my husband would be a Brussel Sprouts fan. Most man aren't.  Take my father for instance. If he sees any vegetable on the table he makes sure that he helps himself to other dishes and claims that his plate is too full to add another thing. Should you press him on this, he says that he is not a rabbit. Anyway, last Saturday I went to the local green  grocer and found these gems on a stalk. (I forgot to  take a picture of the stalk!!!!!) .

1 1/2 Lbs of Brussels Sprouts washed & trimmed
2-3  pieces of bacon cut into small pieces               
1 medium size shallot chopped
1 clove of garlic chopped
2 Tbsp of soy sauce
2 Tbsp of white wine
1/3 Cup of water

Place the bacon in the large frying pan and cook until crisp. Add to this shallots and garlic; stir until translucent. Add soy sauce, wine, water  and the sprouts. Cover and cook for 10 minutes or until sprouts are bright green. Remove from heat and serve.

For the Cornish hen, I cleaned and halved it (it is just right size for the two of us). I then brushed both halves with a mixture of soy sauce, sage and olive oil. Baked them at 375 degree oven for 45 minutes. They were succulent.  (Check out my chef brush next to them)

                                                                                      
I made a healthy salad with all the trimmings/ Iceberg lettuce, Radicchio, tomatoes, chopped dill and parsley with oil and lemon juice dressing.


Of course I had to make a starchy something to go with all this delicious food ! For that, I made "Uncle Ben's"  wild rice (which cooked in merely ten minutes)- time saver and delicious. Thank you "Uncle Ben"..





We concluded our meal with a nice cup of coffee and the Stollen that I had baked  a week ago. I had a yen for it for whole week,  but I waited for its flavors to blend.

10 comments:

Ivani said...

Amiga,que refeição completa e deliciosa!
Adoro couve de bruxelas!
Tudo perfeito...Parabéns!!
Ótima semana.
Beijos
Ivani

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

We both love Brussel Sprouts, your whole meal looks fantastic, too late now to invite myself over LOL. Diane

MARCO PASHA said...

Hello Ivani, thank you for visiting

MARCO PASHA said...

Hello Diane, You are invited. My doors are open to all my friends, drop by anytime. Brussels sprouts are my favorite since I was a little girl !!!(which was a very long time ago:))

VA DE PAN said...

I love Brussel Sprouts, great recipe!!!!!best wishes and a happy new year!!!!!

MARCO PASHA said...

Thank you Va De Pan

Emanuela - Pane, burro e alici said...

There lots of good recipes! Merry Christmas to you and your family!
Un forte abbraccio! Ciao!

sonia said...

This looks great! I love brussel sprouts! I didn't know they were called couve de bruxelas in Portuguese...

MARCO PASHA said...

Dear Emanuelas, thank you

MARCO PASHA said...

Dear Sonia, thank you, know that I didn't either.