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Rocket Stove: Brussels Sprouts ala Lola

Please note, all recipes are  presented Grandma Style: “Measuring spoons? We don’t need no stinkin’ measuring spoons.”

One of the great things about the Rocket Stove is that while I am searing some kind of animal flesh on the Weber, Lola can be with me outside preparing a side dish, instead of stuck in the kitchen.

Thanks to some school lunch lady of my youth who was the inspiration for the character Arlotta McGurdy of In the Black, I’ve never been a fan of brussels sprouts, until now:


  • Fresh Brussels Sprouts (halved)
  • Chopped Dates
  • Red Onion thinly sliced
  • Blue Cheese
  • Fresh Ground Black Pepper
  • Olive Oil


Pre-heat cast iron skillet over the Rocket Stove.

Add olive oil to lightly coat bottom of skillet and heat slightly.

Add halved Brussels Sprouts and toss to coat. Stir occasionally until bright green and slightly browned.


Add red onions and dates. Stir to combine and cook until onions softened.


Add blue cheese and ground pepper to taste. Cover just to soften cheese.


Plate next to seared animal flesh (in this case grilled pork chops) & enjoy.


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