RUSS JONES , A FORMER SAN JOSE POLICE OFFICER, SENDS US THE ABOVE PHOTO AND THE ACCOMPANYING RECIPE BELOW. IL PIATTO ABOVE LOOKS GOOD ENOUGH TO EAT, SUBITO. (CLICCA ON THE PIATTO TO MAKA BIGGA.) SI MANGIA!! BUONO,BUONO, BUONO. WAY TO GO RUSS.
Every time I read your blog, I get the appetite for Brussels sprouts.
Here is a picture of what I fixed my wife for dinner tonight. The Brussels sprouts, (which I discovered while growing up in the Los Gatos / Santa Cruz area), are first boiled for about 8 minutes and then, just before serving, sauteed very shortly with mandarin oranges and juice, and a few pine nuts. The polenta has sun dried tomatoes, garlic, (that recipe comes from my first wife, a wonderful Italian girl from Paso Robles). The Abbacchio, or young lamb, comes from here in the Texas Hill Country.
Not bad for a kid named Jones, huh?
Buon Appetito, Russ