I know you're not going to believe me until you try these, but my kids like them. Both kids. I didn't have to force feed anyone. We all ate Brussels sprouts together, like some sort of Norman Rockwell family. Of course, my immediate response was to share the recipe so that other families might have the same lovely, and healthy, experience. 

1 lb Brussels sprouts, rinsed, trimmed, and cut in half
2 T olive oil
2 T butter
1 t soy sauce
1 T balsamic vinegar
salt and pepper, to taste


Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place Brussels sprouts on a roasting pan, drizzle with olive oil, and shake them around a little to make sure they are coated evenly. Season with salt and pepper, and put them in the oven for 30 minutes. Make sure to stir or shake them up after about 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, brown the butter over medium heat. To brown the butter, heat it past the point when it bubbles, to the point that it juuuuuuust starts to turn brown. Then add the soy sauce and balsamic vinegar, stir it together, and remove from heat.

When the Brussels sprouts are nice and roasty (this is not a scientific term), take them out of the oven, put them in a bowl, and drizzle them with the balsamic brown butter sauce.

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