One of those nights where I’m too tired to cook anything complicated. Still in the final throes of grading. Craving ribs due to some tweet I saw about BBQ joints on Long Island but couldn’t actually work up the desire to eat meat, though. Had just enough energy to make this simple, delicious and vegan meal instead. The Calvados – a gift from my lady – transformed the simple yam into a sophisticated accompaniment / dessert / nightcap in one fell swoop.
BBQ Brussels Sprouts & Baked Yam
1/4 cup ketchup or tomato paste
1/4 cup chopped bell pepper
1 tablespoon EVOO
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar or balsamic vinegar
5 dashes worcester sauce
Preheat oven to 400. Wash yam. Poke with fork. Bake for 40 minutes.
Meanwhile, boil Brussels sprouts until tender. Set aside.
Combine all ingredients for the BBQ sauce in a small sauce pan. Cook for about 8 minutes. Turn off the heat.
Toss the Brussels sprouts in the sauce. Cut the baked yam down the middle and garnish with spices and, if you’re adventurous, a bit if Calvados or brandy.