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Nov 19, 2010 05:21 PM

Need help with brussel sprouts, please

I cannot believe I even have them - but they have been found at Costco in Cabo San Lucas. I am taking them to friends' home for Thanksgiving dinner and need to prep ahead but I really want to roast them. Can I roast them ahead of time and then just put into the oven for a few minutes when the turkey comes out? And if so, should I kind of partially roast them at home first? We are having a very traditional turkey dinner here in southern Baja and I really want them to be good. Many thanks!!

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  1. I've done it many years...not just sprouts but sometimes with mixed winter vegetables (carrots, parsnips, sweet potatoes, etc). I don't think they suffer too badly--they always seem to disappear quickly enough at our family dinners!

    1. They will loose the crispy exterior, but will maintain the wonderful roasted flavor. Give them some salt when they're fresh from the oven.

      1. I was having a dinner party just the other day, and I did this. I roasted the sprouts a day ahead, refrigerated overnight, and then served them at room temperature at dinner. No need even to re-warm. Delicious -- everyone raved.

        1. Yes. Prep them ahead and stick them into a hot oven for a few minutes before serving. They'll be fine. If you're going to dress them w/anything (vinegar, lemon juice, parmesan, etc.), do that just before serving.