Michael Gelman: Cranberry Sauce & Spicy Brussels Sprouts Recipe


Live! Thanksgiving Family Recipe Week

Recapo update: For more recipe concepts, check our Thanksgiving Pinterest page.

This week has provided us with some great new recipes to try for the upcoming holidays. First we learned Kelly Ripa’s Autumn Squash Soup Recipe. Then, Michael’s fiance Nicole taught us her decadent Pumpkin Pudding Crunch, and Michael himself made a Sweet Potato Casserole with Marshmallows. The next member of the Live! family on Thanksgiving Family Recipe Week is producer Michael Gelman. Kelly and Michael joined Gelman in the kitchen for not one, but two recipes! Gelman shared his Spicy Brussels Sprout recipe and his Cranberry Sauce recipe.


Gelman’s Spicy Brussels Sprouts Recipe

I may be alone here, but I actually like brussels sprouts. But Gelman says that even if you aren’t a fan, you’ll still like this dish. Gelman likes to use fresh brussels sprouts from the stalk, but you can buy them any way you like. Prepare them for the recipe by soaking them in water for about ten minutes. Here’s what you’ll need to make Gelman’s spicy sprouts.

Michael Gelman: Cranberry Sauce & Spicy Brussels Sprouts Recipe

Michael Gelman shared his spicy brussels sprouts recipe on Live! Thanksgiving family recipe week.


  • 2 lbs Brussel Sprouts
  • 1/4 cup Olive Oil
  • Juice from 1 Lemon
  • 1 teaspoon Fresh Sage
  • 2 Tablespoons Rosemary and Thyme
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup Pine Nuts
  • 1/4 cup Parmiggiano-Reggiano


  1. Place brussels sprouts in a plastic bag with a zipper. Add olive oil, fresh herbs, salt and pepper, and shake to mix together. Let sit for one hour to marinate.
  2. Pour sprouts onto a baking pan in an even layer. Caramelize in the oven for approximately ten minutes at 400-425 degrees, depending on your oven.
  3. Take sprouts out of the oven, sprinkle with Parmiggiano-Reggiano cheese and pine nuts. You can place them back in the hot oven to melt the cheese and toast the nuts.
  4. Serve and pair with Pinot Noir or Pinot Grigio.

Gelman’s Cranberry Sauce Recipe

Here’s a dish that you can serve alongside your brussels sprouts: Gelman’s Cranberry Sauce. It’s very simple, but packed with lots of flavor.



  • 1/2 cup Maple Syrup
  • 1/2 cup Orange Juice
  • 1 teaspoon 5 Spice Powder
  • 3/4 pound Cranberries
  • Jalapeno or Serrano Peppers to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon Orange Zest
  • 1 cup Walnuts


  1. Add orange juice, maple syrup, 5 spice powder and fresh cranberries to a sauce pan. Bring to a boil.
  2. Add serrano peppers and orange zest to taste, then add walnuts. If you prefer your sauce a bit sweeter, you can add a drizzle of honey.



  1. Ava says

    Watched for Gelman’s brussel sprouts, but I could not tolerate Kelly’s disrespectful behavior. Was there a need for her to act like a CHILD!? reminds me why I will not watch this show.

    Lastly, my 6 year old (home from school sick) asked me what a hickey was!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It’s time to get rid of her. Why is it that all my friends think the same thing?

    • Lynn Brethouwer says

      I COMPLETELY agree with Ava’s comment. I couldn’t believe how rude Kelly was when Gelman was trying to explain his recipe! Kept yelling at my TV. She acts stupid like this a lot and I’m losing my interest in the show because of it. Regis was always the grown-up and I miss him!

  2. Kathy Rickert says

    I agree with all the above comments. She definatley needs the attention.
    Michael Strahan appears to be a nice person but they are not
    a good match.
    Regis made the show.Michael should stay in the football industry
    and Kelly needs another cohost.

  3. Jolene Todd says

    Come on guys don’t be ugly. Kelly is a sweetheart. I think this show would benefit from changing the “norm” and letting the hosts be more spontaneous. I was about to shoot myself if I heard “we got a big show today” again. Seriously Gelman, let Kelly be a little more like herself and less structured. Se and Strahan have a great chemistry but you have to let go of what worked with Regis and get with the times. Give a damn trip away every day and stop making people jump thru hoops! As for the sprouts, I’m making them tonight and I’m sure they will be great.

  4. Jolene Todd says

    Come on guys don’t be ugly. Kelly is a sweetheart. Let go of what worked with Regis and change with the times. Viewers love spontaneity and with Kelly and Michael you can have loads of fun. I’m trying this recipe tonight and I’m sure it will be great.

  5. Sara HothausWeidemier says

    Get a grip folks…she has been pretty close to invincible when it comes to being a flexible host. She is in new waters, allow her to dip under the surface here and there. No big deal. Give the new team time to grow, fail, and succeed.
    Anyway, brussel sprouts….mine are kind of large so I’m thinking to cut them in half. I hope this doesn’t screw it up.

  6. Gracie D says

    I think Michael and Kelly have great chemistry and they make me smile every morning! I think Kelly teasing Gelman is only adorable and people really need to lighten up a little bit! I am really looking forward to making the roasted brussels sprouts recipe tonight – thanks Gelman!

  7. Bonnie B says

    I don’t understand why you only cook them for 10 minutes? Every other roasted Brussels Sprouts recipe on the internet (and I checked 8-10) calls for at least 25 minutes in a 400-400 degree oven. Maybe it’s the 1-hour timeframe in the marinade that does the trick? I guess we’ll see…..

  8. Holly M says

    Kelly and Michael work amazing together in my opinion and i find them very entertaining!
    Get over Regis is is not coming back, Kelly and Michael are much more fun, if you dont like them why exactly are you watching them!
    They are a great match, you crusty people need to lighten up, ORRR change the channel, there`s an idea!

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