Grilled Brussel Sprouts

_MG_2114_MG_2106These Brussel Sprouts are crazy good. Growing up brussel sprouts on your plate were boiled and bland tossed with some butter. I would eat them but they were never a favorite.  Now we have fancy caramelized brussel sprouts with bacon on the menu.

My cousin had a party at her house where she served these grilled brussel sprouts.  I must have had three servings, I could not stop eating them. She shared her recipe with me, which I promptly lost, but I think I came up with a similar marinade.

Slice the Brussel Sprouts in half and marinade for at least four hours. The grilling works best if you have a vegie basket that cooks on the grill. I have a cast iron basket, pre-heat the basket on the grill so it’s nice and hot. Toss the brussel sprouts in the basket, hopefully the basket is hot enough to sear the vegies, toss around till done.

Marinade: 1/2 cup olive oil, 2 tablespoons mustard, 3 garlic cloves crushed, 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar and a dash of sriracha sauce

 

 

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Grilled Baba Ganoush

babaganousheggplant2grillWhat do you do when your friend gives you some eggplants from his garden? Make Baba Ganoush. I find eggplant intimidating, I look at it and have no clue what to do. I do like Baba Ganoush and after looking up the recipe I decided to give it a try. I choose to grill it which was real easy since I asked my husband to grill it. The best part about the dip is the tahini anything with tahini is good for me, it’s like a sesame peanut butter.

The best Baba Ganoush is in the middle east, I have never had it as smokey and flavorful as there, I don’t know how they do it.  Perhaps I should request my neighbor smoke the eggplant next time he has his smoker going in the backyard. This is a simple and tasty dip, great for all those fall vegies.
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