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The "Max Special Pizza"!
mhrackin   9/29/2014 11:50:49 AM
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Just came across this one (also AJC.com):

 

BRUSSELS SPROUTS, BACON AND CHEESE PIZZA

1/2 lb. Brussels sprouts

1 lb. bakery pizza dough, at room temperature

Cooking spray

2 Tbsp. olive oil, divided

1 (8-oz.) package shredded Italian three-cheese blend, divided

1 lemon

8 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled

1/2 tsp. kosher salt

1/4 tsp. freshly ground pepper

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Cut Brussels sprouts in half and then cut into shreds.

Roll dough into a 12-inch circle on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Brush dough with 1 Tbsp oil. Sprinkle with 1 1/2 cups cheese, leaving a 1/2-inch border.

Grate zest from lemon to equal 2 tsp. Cut lemon in half; squeeze juice from lemon into a large bowl to equal 1 Tbsp. Add lemon zest, Brussels sprouts, bacon, next 2 ingredients and remaining 1 Tbsp oil; toss well. Sprinkle Brussels sprouts mixture over pizza. Top with remaining 1/2 cup cheese.

Bake at 450 degrees for 15 minutes or until crust is golden, cheese is bubbly, and edges of sprouts are browned. Serves 4.

— From "Southern Living What's for Supper: 5-Ingredient Weeknight Meals: Delicious Dinners in 30 Minutes or Less" by Vanessa McNeil

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Re: THey're in!!!
mhrackin   9/29/2014 11:45:03 AM
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Here's another activity associated with Brussels Sprouts that you may want to atttend:

"Chomp & Stomp. The 12th annual Chomp & Stomp festival includes a 5k followed with beer for breakfast, four music bluegrass music stages, a chili competition and tasting, plus brussels sprout bobbing. Nov. 1. Cabbagetown Park."

AND look at where it's being held! Maybe they need to rename the neighborhood; if not Brussels Sprouts Town Park, at least broaden to "CruciferousTown Park."

 

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Re: THey're in!!!
mhrackin   9/29/2014 11:34:04 AM
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This is NOT the one I remember, and it's actually for fried sprouts, but it's close! And it's from a master barbecue chef.

Review of Lovie's Barbecue in Buckhead from AJC:

If you only get one side (all plates come with two) make sure that it is the fried Brussels sprouts. Barbecue traditionalists may scoff, but these sprouts — dusted with Lovies' barbecue rub and given a quick deep-fry, resulting in an almost blackened look — are certainly worth a try.

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Re: THey're in!!!
Max The Magnificent   9/29/2014 11:21:16 AM
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@mhrackin: My wife and I will have to go there and verify the reviewer's comments, and report back

Sort of like a quest for the 21st century. Go forth and hunt your free-range sprouts, old friend, and may the farce force be with you!

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Re: THey're in!!!
Max The Magnificent   9/29/2014 11:18:19 AM
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@mhrackin: ... I did come across a recipe of sorts for Barbecued Brussels Sprouts!

The person who can barbecue the mighty sprout indeed deserves the accolade of "Sprout Master"

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Re: THey're in!!!
mhrackin   9/29/2014 11:16:42 AM
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My wife and I will have to go there and verify the reviewer's comments, and report back.  They may even be free-range!

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mhrackin   9/29/2014 11:15:28 AM
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While i didn't have a chance to check out the Sprouts Market yet, i did come across a recipe of sorts for Barbecued Brussels Sprouts! It was not in the form of a formal reciipe, but rather embedded in a restaurant (3 star rated) that has them on the menu, and the reviewer said "Do not be put off by the name, for they are exceptionally delicious!

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Max The Magnificent   9/23/2014 11:36:32 AM
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@mhrackin: ...carefully hand-tended as they grow, and free-range at that!

It's been a long time since I ate a free-range sprout :-)

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Re: THey're in!!!
mhrackin   9/23/2014 10:19:21 AM
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By another strange coincidence (which seems to happen quite often in the Sprouts world), in the past few months, a new chain of fancy groceries of the produce persuasion has opened 4 stores in the Atlanta area.  The name is "Sprouts" and although I haven't visited any yet, my wife can hardly wait, and thus we will do so in the near future.  I suspect they have a grand selection of their namesake vegetables, all completely organic and carefully hand-tended as they grow, and free-range at that!  I expect to see bean (of many varieties), Brussels, alfalafa, and varieties unimagined before.  I will report back upon completion of the excursion.  This thread will NEVER die as long as there are sprouts to discuss, prepare, and enjoy!

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Re: THey're in!!!
Max The Magnificent   9/1/2014 4:46:32 PM
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@kfield: Yay, baby brussell sprouts are now available at my local farm stand!

Now you're making me jealous!

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