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This recipe was a great hit at my Christmas dinner this year(2009). Even the 3 guests who told me later that they did not like Brussels sprouts raved about them. I left out the pepper flakes this time but will add them next time I make them. So quick and easy to make!
I am SO sorry that I cannot give this a good rating. Between Toolie's recommendation and my knowledge of what a good cook Rita is, I thought this would be a good surprise. However, for me, the combination of the sweet amaretto with the sprouts just did not work. The sauce I felt had no relation to the vegetable--merely served to cover up the taste of the Brussel sprouts, rather than to combine with that taste to create a new whole.
What an excellent recipe. Spicy and sweet. Brussel sprouts are not my favorite vege, but they taste like candy with a kick with this recipe. YUM!
Rita, your delicious recipe was my choice as one of the vegetables served for Easter dinner. We were eleven for dinner. I prepared 33 brussel sprouts, allowing 3 per person, cut in half. The sprouts were large and really solid; nothing was lost. I could not stop "taste-testing". Your photograph is inducement enough, but was it the butter and almond combination; or perhaps the Amaretto, honey and pepper flakes? No, I am sure it was the entire delicious mixture that had people asking for more. Twenty-two thumbs up, Rita.... thank you.