21 February 2011

Sometimes Lazy Cookings Pays Off..

Yes, I match together dishes the way a blind monkey might stack LEGOs, but once in a while I stumble upon a real keeper. This is one dish that I'm particularly fond of.

A simple dish to toss together when you're feeling lazy. The while thing only take a few minutes of actual active work and the payoff is flavorful and healthy. This dish easily doubles for company or for leftovers.

Soba and Brussels Sprouts with Parmesan

Feel free to substitute Feta, or other favorite cheese.
Servings: serves 2 people.

1 wrapped bundle of soba noodles
20 small Brussels sprouts
2 garlic cloves
2 Tablespoons + 2 teaspoons olive oil
1/4 cup grated Parmesan

1. Trim the ends off the Brussels sprouts and cut them in half. Discard the ends and any loose leaves. Finely mince the garlic.

2. Prepare the soba noodles per manufacturer's instructions. Drain and toss with 2 teaspoons of olive oil. Set aside.

3. Place the remaining 2 Tablespoons of olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. When the oil is hot and shimmering add Brussels sprouts. Toss and cook until they start to brown and soften a bit, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Take off heat.

4. Toss the soba with the Brussels sprouts and garlic. Plate and garnish with Parmesan. Serve...

See? Lazy Cooking Right !!!

Do you have any lazy cook recipes of your own? If so, please share them in the comments.
I know I could always use a new recipe for those tired, hungry, downtrodden nights.

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