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Need help with brussel sprouts, please

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Mariana in Baja Nov 19, 2010 05:21 PM

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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    Jeri L RE: Mariana in Baja Nov 19, 2010 05:25 PM

    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!

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      blynk RE: Mariana in Baja Nov 19, 2010 05:41 PM

      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. abijah RE: Mariana in Baja Nov 19, 2010 07:21 PM

        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. nomadchowwoman RE: Mariana in Baja Nov 19, 2010 07:54 PM

          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.

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