Burning Thai Bruschetta

This is definitely a fun appetizer to serve up. At first glance, it looks similar to Italian bruschetta, but at first bite, the ginger and Thai basil tell your taste buds that they’re in for something different. And then the Sriracha kicks in. Surprise!

Maple-Sriracha Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Cranberry Wild Rice

While I wish I could take all the credit for the unique blend of flavors here, the inspiration for the Brussels sprouts came from a restaurant in NYC called the Vanderbilt. I was going to rework their recipe as a side dish, but after taking my first bite of this new version, I realized that serving the Brussels sprouts atop my favorite wild rice dish would create a stunning entrée.