Belated Hanukkah celebration
My family always celebrates Hanukkah on my Grandmother's and Uncle's birthday, which just happens to be Christmas.....anyways....I'm tasked with bringing a green vegetable and small chocolate dessert (truffles maybe?) to go with our usual brisket and latkes.
There will be ten people, one allergic to garlic. I will be out of town the 21st to the afternoon of the 24th and will be traveling about an hour to my Aunt's for dinner. I would normally bring brussel sprouts but I always cook them with bacon which is a big no no for my grandmother (sorry grandma!).
I have full run of the kitchen with multiple ovens and ranges, a long with refrigerator space once I get there. My chowers helped my land my current boyfriend with your advice so help me give my family the awesome meal they deserve please!
My mom makes an asparagus dish which is best served cold or room temp. Steamed very briefly then sautéed in a garlic-olive oil mixture, then tossed with lemon and fresh tarragon. It's to die for.
I make the dish the same way but roast in the oven.
Made the night before is even better, as they soak up the flavor. The ride to your aunt's house would leave them at the perfect temp upon arrival.
ETA: I realize it's not asparagus season, sorry. I live in LA and we still have gorgeous produce in December. You could do something similar with green beans though.
Brussel spouts are one of my favorites!
This is the recipe for the momofuku sprouts that are amazing:
If the previous is too out of the box for the fam this version is also excellent:
And right now i keep making and loving these simple roasted carrots: