Barbecue Roasted Brussels Sprouts
by Gary Gee http://nowserving.mycookingblog.com
1 pound Brussels sprouts, halved, root end trimmed
Coarse sea salt
2 Tablespoons Jay D’s Louisiana Barbecue Sauce
1 Tablespoon Jay D’s Louisiana Molasses Mustard
1 Tablespoon lard, chicken fat, beef fat, or vegetable oil
Freshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoon Aleppo pepper
Place Brussels sprouts in a medium bowl. Fill with cold water. Add approximately 2 Tablespoons salt, and stir gently to dissolve. Soak Brussels sprouts for 30 minutes. Drain, rinse, and soak again with water only for about five minutes. Drain. Spin Brussels sprouts dry in salad spinner, or blot well with paper towels. Set aside.
Preheat convection oven to 375°F, or conventional oven to 400°F. Prepare rimmed baking sheet by lining with heavy duty aluminum foil.
In a small dish, stir together Jay D’s Barbecue Sauce and Jay D’s Molasses Mustard. Set aside.
Roast Brussels sprouts in oven for approximately 6-8 minutes, or until cut side is slightly brown, but the sprouts are still firm. Using tongs, carefully turn each sprout over (cut side up). Brush with one Tablespoon of the remaining barbecue/mustard mixture. Continue roasting for 4-6 minutes, until Brussels sprouts are nicely brown, and just fork tender. Toss with remaining barbecue/mustard mixture, sprinkle with Aleppo pepper, and remove to serving platter. Serve at once.