Welcome to Day 2 of the Inspiralized Thanksgiving marathon. Can this be classified as a marathon, even though it’s only taking place for five days? I vote yes.
I’m really flexing my creative muscles today, as I recreate “Brussel Sprouts with Apples” by getting fancy with spiralized apples and tossing in some ham for more flavor. I’m pretty sure this is a common holiday side dish and if it isn’t, it should be, because it’s absolutely delectable (and even more so once Inspiralized!)
Can someone travel back in time and let the pilgrims and Native Americans know about this? For lack of such technology, I’m going to just let y’all know about it instead.
Instead of leaving the brussel sprouts whole, I chopped them into quarters for a “hash.” This way, the creamy maple sauce covers more of the vegetable. Ham and maple syrup should be as common of an expression as “peanut butter and jelly,” because this combo is the perfect definition of “sweet and savory.”
Once the brussel sprout and ham hash is prepared, it’s simply mixed in with the apple noodles and served straight away. The savoriness of the chicken broth prevents the side dish from being too sweet and creates a sauce that coats the veggies and ham and then warms the apple noodles. Plus, the noodles add a crisp crunchiness!
Never spiralized an apple before? It’s easy! Just load it straight into the spiralizer, no chopping off the ends or cutting it in half. Here’s a video to prove it:
You know the one thing I’m worried most about? That my mother’s going to want me to Inspiralize her whole Thanksgiving now. Sorry, mom. I’m taking a break on Turkey Day!