It’s Friday, and I don’t usually do recipes on a Friday… but I thought this was a quick one that you guys might enjoy trying over the weekend!
During my trip to Baltimore for Fitbloggin, my dear friend Hilary and I and our 150 closest friends took a tour of the McCormick Consumer Testing Site and fell in love with McCormick and their passion for healthy cooking! We loved it so much that we took a trip to their local super store in the Inner Harbor to get some spices to bring home!
There was one spice I saw on the shelves at the HQ site that I just had to find… it seemed like the perfect combination of some of my favorite flavors…
Are you kidding me???
I absolutely love maple… and I love the smoky flavor that comes with smoked meats and cheeses. I had to have this seasoning.
Well, then I got it home…. and I couldn’t think of what to do with it. The packaging says it’s great on chicken, salmon, and pork. The ingredients list included garlic, maple syrup, brown sugar, cayenne, red bell pepper, paprika… still loving it. But what the heck should I make with it?
Then, it came to me!
I adore brussels sprouts… and I roast them like crazy. What if I roasted them with this seasoning?? At that moment, Smoky Maple Brussels Sprouts were born. It’s a super easy and amazingly delicious idea… I may have to eat them again tonight!
You barely need this “recipe.” You moreso just need the ingredients. You’re welcome.
Smoky Maple Brussels Sprouts
Inspired by my friends at McCormick
1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Prepare your brussels sprouts by trimming the stem, removing outer leaves and washing thoroughly. Depending upon the size of your sprouts, slice them or quarter them. Note: Mine were GINORMOUS, so I quartered them for faster cooking.
2. Spray your cooking sheet with cooking spray. Place your sprouts on the pan.
3. Spray the veggies lightly with more cooking spray. Note: This is my secret to avoiding olive oil when roasting veggies. A little spritz of cooking spray is all you’ll need!
4. Sprinkle the sprouts with the Smokehouse Maple seasoning making sure each sprout has a little seasoning on it.. Note: I was a little conservative the first time around, because I wasn’t sure how much flavor this would bring. Next time, I’ll add a few extra shakes.
5. Cook for 30-40 minutes, stirring the sprouts about half way through so that they get toasty brown on both sides.
6. Serve and enjoy!!!