Monday, January 3, 2011

Roasted Brussels & White Bean Succotash





You might not know this but let me tell you, I dig on horror movies.


I have no idea why I like to inflict that pain on myself, but I do.


I don’t know one person who will happily watch a flick with me; it is all done by force and manipulation if it happens. You know, I’ll trade you one bad 80’s comedy for one horror movie this weekend = DEAL!


Being that the hubster was busy at work this weekend…I had On Demand all to myself…

NOT GOOD

I decided to watch The Fourth Kind and promptly had the scariest alien dream that night.


Needless to say, this morning has been filled with deciding what I need to purchase in order for our family to survive because of the imminent arrival of aliens.


I suggest you do the same.


Then after that I suggest that you make this because it rocks!







INGREDIENTS

2lbs shredded Brussels sprouts, roasted to the consistency you prefer with Olive Oil
1 can of white beans, drained & rinsed
¾ cup of frozen corn
Lemon juice
Asiago or Parmesan Cheese
Fresh Parsley, to your liking







DIRECTIONS

In a large pan combine your corn & white beans until warmed (medium heat). Add in your Brussels sprouts and a generous dose of lemon juice. Sauté for 6-8 minutes, then toss in the cheese and fresh parsley.


Serve & Enjoy. But don’t fall asleep…and if you do, make sure you have all the proper supplies for that alien attack







PS. the smell of roasted Brussels sprouts could also detour aliens from your house.

PS X 2. Please forgive me for posting Brussels sprouts 2 times in a row...I am slightly addicted and there were leftovers.

40 comments:

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

I love horror movies and spooky things! :-)

That is one scrumptious dish! Healthy and comforting.

Cheers,

Rosa

egbkid said...

Ohh, i don't like scary movies...well, mostly. I'd rather hide under the covers!
This looks delicious, and the ingredients are easily obtainable. Might just try it, thanks for sharing!

Fun and Fearless in Beantown said...

This looks so simple and so healthy! i think I might substitute the corn for sauteed onions but I'd like to give it a try!

The Food Librarian said...

This looks great...but not the horror movies. I get scared just thinking about them!!! - mary

Bo said...

I'll have to remember next time aliens are attacking to roast some brussels sprouts.

Jennifurla said...

LOL, bo! ha

teresa said...

haha! you're braver then me, the older i get, the more scared i get. the ring was the last scary movie i saw and i'm still traumatized, lol!

this looks great though, i love the brussels sprouts and beans, it would make a lovely lunch!

Kim @ Quit Eating Out {Recipes to Make Dining Out a Choice, Not a Chore} said...

When I was a little girl, my mom would boil brussel sprouts and I had to sit at the table till I ate all my veggies.... I usually put it off too long and they got cold ~ and even less appetizing. I swore I would NEVER touch them when I grew up. And I didn't... until a couple of months ago, at a friend's home she served them roasted. My kids knew my story and watched to see what I would do. I tried them and just like Dr. Seuss's book Sam I AM... I liked them! So I've been on the lookout for new ways to make them! This sounds great. How did you shred them??

Jennifurla said...

Hey Kim - TO shred them I just chopped them with my veggie knife!

I never ate brussels srouts until this year!

girlichef said...

Yum, this sounds tasty! I love horror flicks, too...but I also love cheesy 80's comedies, sooo... ;) Happy New Year!

Rick said...

These look really good. Best veggie ever. And may I say horror movies are amazing. The fourth kind gave me nightmares too. I'm counting down to Scream 4. But if you want to see something ridiculous and disgusting, the human centipede. You won't eat for a week though.

Design Wine and Dine said...

OK, I do not like horror movies! I used to...but no more! I don't know why but I don't! Thrillers = yes. Horror = no.

This dish is another beauty - healthy, beautiful flavors! :)

Monet said...

There is nothing like beans and brussels! This looks so appealing. I love the colors in this dish. The corn adds the perfect amount of color. Thank you for sharing with me, my dear. I hope you have a lovely Tuesday. And stay away from those horror films!

Mary Ann said...

I am totally not a fan of horror movies. I can't watch them at all.
On the other hand, I love brussels sprouts and so do my kids. This looks like a great way to enjoy them.

Faith said...

hah! I wonder if they would deter zombies as well?! I am on a brussel sprout kick as well since the hubs bosses gave him two ginormous jack and the bean stalks!!! (THEY ARE HUGE!)

Jenn said...

Ok, I'm not a brussel sprouts fan at all..but you make these look so good!!!

shaz said...

Ha ha, you are hilarious. I don't do scary movies too well, but I love watching Supernatural, uh, for other reasons :P. I'm a brussels sprouts fan, and never had succotash before, so bookmarking this.

Rosemary said...

. . . . And I have to hide my face at "The Birds"! (And at "Rosemary's Baby" of course.) But I do love Brussels sprouts . . . this dish looks wonderful.

Georgia (The Comfort of Cooking) said...

This looks delicious, Jenn, and great photography too! I hope you had a very merry Christmas and a happy new year with your family. I can’t wait to see what’s next from you in the year ahead!

Brenda said...

The Fourth Kind creeped me out! Especially because they say it was based on a true story. I am for sure not moving to Alaska... Lol. This plate looks good annnd healthy. I'll have to give this a go! =) I'll be following.

Val said...

I love scary movies!! Brussels Sprouts, rock my world!!! Yum

Yummy Team said...

I am also a big fan of horror movies :) Loved this recipe, will surely give it a try soon. Happy New Year!!

aipi said...

What a gorgeous n delicious side dish! Love the unique combination.


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Sue said...

I see a theme going on here:) I really should get out of a rut and try these brussel sprouts recipes. They sure do look good! No horror movies for me, but I love suspenseful movies!

À LA GRAHAM said...

I cant do brussel sprouts and I can't do horror movies...but I still want to be friends! :)

scrambledhenfruit said...

We love brussels sprouts- this looks delicious! I like the really really old bad horror flicks- they're so funny!

Sara Louise said...

I have never ever ever been able to watch a horror film, I'd have nightmares for weeks!
This recipe looks like a really good way to get my veggies, it's a keeper!
Happy New Years to you! :-)

Foodiva said...

I would gladly watch a horror flick with you! But you'd probably have bruise marks on your arms from all the clutching involved... oh, and your ears will be ringing too because I like to scream - that's the best part!

So glad you're posting 2 sprouts recipes in a row. I'm looking for other ways to cook them beyond boiling or steaming!

Tia said...

eek - horror movies are too scary for me! lol
but your succotash on the other hand - bring it on :)

Jade said...

Yeah, so not a big fan of scary movies. They do just that, scare me. I do love some brussel sprouts, but I agree with you on the smell. The smell scares the hubby into wanting them cooked in the house!

Pam said...

I am loving this succotash... it looks tasty and flavorful.

Liz said...

Yum, this looks so good! I'm loving dishes stocked with veggies lately.

FOODESSA said...

After my New Year's breakfast, I better start getting in line with your way of cooking ;o)

Happy New Year Jennifer and all the very best.
Flavourful wishes,
Claudia

Katie said...

Ok. I don't do scary movies. I used to, but I'm a gigantic wuss now. I'd rather watch a Lifetime movie any day of the week. My husband made me watch The Fourth Kind and I have been freaked out for WEEKS! Never going to Alaska. Ever.

Anyway, the dish looks awesome! I'm a brussels sprout lover so it's going on my must try list. Thanks!

Annie said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! If your ever in Pittsburgh you have an open invitation to come on over to my house to watch the Evil Dead trilogy and then play the boardgame "Last Night on Earth." I am a bit of a zombie movie fanatic.

michelangelo in the kitchen said...

This Succotash certainly reminds me of Thanksgiving, very traditional dish! I like it a lot and tend to force feed my siblings with it! I get horror mail from one or two but thank me later after they have educated their palate. Thanks for making this great dish!

Daisy said...

I absolutley love succotash. and brussel sprouts. and white beans! awesome recipe.

Martha (MM) said...

I NEED this right now! Looks delicious and I just finished having pizza rolls for dinner - kitchen renovation, ugh!!

Beastie said...

Great recepie! Should freak my family :) thanks.

Beastie said...

I've just made it. And love it. as a plus ingredients, pour some tablsespoon of mixed seeds, like : linseed, sunflower seeds, sesame. Great & light food. thanks again.