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Brussels Sprouts Sliders

BT Toronto | posted Tuesday, Nov 21st, 2017

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Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 2 large sweet or yellow onions, sliced thin
  • Salt to taste
  • 20 large brussels sprouts
  • 1 tablespoon tamari
  • 2 to 3 cloves garlic, pressed
  • a dash of liquid smoke (if desired)
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 8 ounces tempeh, cut into thin slices
  • 5 teaspoons grainy mustard

Preparation

  1. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add 2 tablespoons olive oil, heat for a minute, then add the onions and a sprinkling of salt. Stir frequently, making sure to stir from the bottom of the pan up, to dislodge any sticking onions. They will begin to yellow and shrink in volume, as they darken from yellow to more of a caramel color, lower the heat. Keep cooking until they are at the desired state. This usually takes between 25 and 35 minutes. Let cool.
  2. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  3. Cut the brussels sprouts in half from top to bottom, keeping the two halves close together. If you don’t , you will have to search for a pair that fits well together after they have roasted. Mix together two tablespoons olive oil, tamari, pressed garlic, cumin, cayenne and liquid smoke in a bowl to make the marinade. Taking one complete brussels sprouts pair at a time, dip both halves in the marinade. Remove and let sit cut side down on a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake for 12 minutes, then turn the sprouts and bake 7 more minutes.
  4. Prepare a second parchment lined baking sheet. Pour the marinade into a baking pan and let the tempeh sit in it for 20 minutes, then turn all the pieces and let them marinade another 10 minutes. Remove the tempeh and set them up without touching on the baking sheet. If there is any reserved marinade, brush over the remaining pieces.
  5. Bake at 375 for 12 minutes, gently turn, and bake for 5 minutes more. Cool onions, brussels sprouts and tempeh for assembly.
  6. Take one half of a brussels sprout, smear with mustard, add a piece of tempeh cut to fit the size of the sprout, add some onions (I used a melon baller for this). Take the other half of the brussels sprout and position it so the two spouts are like the buns on a burger, with the cut sides facing each other, and secure with a toothpick.
  7. Warm on a baking pan in a 325 degree oven for 10 to 15 minutes.

Courtesy of The New York Times

 

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Cauliflower tacos

Chatelaine | posted Friday, Mar 18th, 2016

tacos

Total time: 45 minutes
Makes: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup olive oil
  • 4 tsp coriander
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 3/4 tsp salt, divided
  • 2 medium cauliflower, cut into small, bite-sized pieces
  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp chili-garlic sauce
  • 1/2 397-g pkg coleslaw
  • 1 cup finely chopped cilantro
  • 8 small corn tortillas
  • 1 avocado, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta

Directions

 

  1. POSITION racks in top and bottom thirds of oven. Preheat to 450F.
  2. STIR olive oil with coriander, chili powder, cumin, onion powder, and 1⁄2 tsp salt in a large bowl. Arrange cauliflower on 2 baking sheets. Drizzle half of oil mixture over each sheet of cauliflower. Toss to coat very well. Spread pieces in a single layer (it’s okay if they touch). Roast in top and bottom thirds of oven, stirring halfway through and switching sheets, until edges are golden and crispy, about 25 min. Reserve 3 cups for Roasted Cauliflower Soup.
  3. WHISK lime juice with brown sugar, chili-garlic sauce and remaining 1⁄4 tsp salt in a large bowl. Stir in coleslaw and cilantro. Refrigerate remaining coleslaw.
  4. LAY tortillas on another baking sheet. Bake in top third of oven, until just toasted, 1 to 2 min. (You may need to do this in 2 batches.)
  5. LAYER cauliflower, slaw, avocado and feta on tortillas. Drizzle with more slaw dressing, if desired.
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