Quite the long recipe titles, eh?
These were the two “appetizers” I prepared for us on Saturday while we watched football. I got my date night out on the town Friday, Big Guy got a night full of football and football food on Saturday.
It’s all about balance, folks.
If you want a non-traditional wing, this is the recipe for you. Sweet and savory and totally “fall” inspired. I bought apple butter from a fun store in Durham called Parker and Otis. The apple butter was delicious – 3 ingredients – no funky additives. And for the dipping sauce, I used Greek yogurt instead of sour cream. I would add more Sriracha next time for a little more heat.
I still can’t believe so many people don’t like (or think they don’t like) brussel sprouts. They are seriously one of our favorite vegetables. I think people just don’t know how to cook them. We eat lots of brussels in our house but these was a “new” way – appetizer style with toothpicks and a dipping aioli. You could serve them family style, however, and serve a drizzle of the aioli on top. They would taste just the same. This recipe used canola oil instead of olive oil (what I usually used). The canola oil made them a little crispier and let the brussel taste “shine” a little more. Loved the aioli sauce. So simple – mayo, garlic (lots of garlic), lemon juice, parsley and salt. Totally addictive.
Hey, I’ll watch football any Saturday if the eats are this good.
And it includes going out Friday night.