yum, brussels sprouts!
I know a lot of people don't like Brussels sprouts. Heck, I didn't like them either for a very long time. I was so used to those mushy things that were frozen, then nuked. Yuck. The best way to cook them is to start with the fresh ones! Forget about steaming or boiling, you need to roast them for the best flavor and texture.
My mom started making this recipe for Brussels sprouts several years ago for every Thanksgiving. Delicious!
2 lbs fresh Brussels sprouts, trimmed, quartered
3 Tbsp basting oil or olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup peeled chestnuts, halved
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Heat large ovenproof skillet on medium-high. Add bacon; cook, turning occasionally, until crisp. Remove from pan; set aside. Toss Brussels sprouts with oil; season to taste with salt and pepper. Add to pan; roast in oven about 30 min. Remove from oven; stir in chestnuts and cooked bacon. Return to oven about 10 min to heat.