Love them or Hate them? Brussel Sprouts!

Brussels-sprouts
 11/9  Brussels Sprouts is one of those polarizing veggies, either people hate them or they love them.  I am in the camp of loving them, which puts me at odds with my wife who hates them!  Although I have found a way my wife actually enjoys brussels sprouts; roasting.  I think there are many people who have been exposed to over-cooked mushy sprouts that taste bitter (that's what happens when you over cook them), but if people were exposed to the clean fresh sweet flavor of a simple roasted brussels sprout, I think there would be less sprout haters.  Simply rinse the sprouts, trim the end and make Xin the base (this will help the sprout cook through), then toss with a little olive oil, salt and pepper, lay out on a cooking sheet and roast in a preheated 425 degree oven for 20 minutes or until el dente!  You will be surprised how the roasting will bring out the natural sweetness of this healthy vegetable; high in vitamins C and A and also known for it cancer inhibiting compounds.

Yes it is named after the capital of Belgium, where they may been the first to cultivate this vegetable offspring of cabbage.  As Thanksgiving approaches our brussel sprout sales go way up.  Another way I have enjoyed brussel sprouts is braised (cooked under low heat in a liquid), with milk or cream, then as the cream reduces and thickens add some good parmesan cheese mix thoroughly and serve.  The cream enhances their sweetness and makes a great dish to serve alongside of turkey. 

Do you like Brussel Sprouts and how do you prepare them?

Comments

I love Brussels Sprouts - they are always in my freezer for use anytime. And, of course, they are very healthy and good for you!

Thanks for the ideas. My husband and I are always looking for new recipes especially ones that can incorporate more veggies into our diet.

I TOO LOVE GREEN VEGGIES, ESPECIALLY BRUSSEL SPROUTS. I AM ON CUMIDIN WHICH IS A BLOOD THINNER AND GREEN VEGTABLES HAVE TO BE EATEN IN MODERATION AS THEY HAVE VITAMIN K (A BLOOD THINNER ALSO) TOO MUCH CAN MESS UP YOUR CUMIDIN LEVEL BUT OCCASIONALLY I HAVE BRUSSEL SPROUTS AND I HAVE ROASTED THEM AND ARE DELICIOUS. I ALSO JUST BOIL IN WATER FOR 5 MINUTES, DRAIN AND ADD SOME BUTTER. NOW I AM ANXIOUS TO TRY IT WITH SWEET CREAM AND CHEESE.

I love them!!!
And FYI: it’s Brussels Sprouts, not Brussel Sprouts. There’s an “s” at the end of Brussels!!!
Just remember: “S, S, So Sweet, Brussels Sprouts!!!”
Even the grocery stores make their signs wrong!!!

I love those little sprouts
braised with small pieces of
bacon.when there cooked half
way i add small amounts of
chicken stock and cook until
tender.

I stand corrected you are absolutely right it is Brussels! Brussels Sprout lovers unite!

I really like all those tiny seedlings braised with tiny pieces of sausage. whenever presently there cooked properly halfway i actually put small amounts of
chicken breast stock as well as prepare food till tender.

You have given a great recipe hear for sprouts. I personally love them and dislike them. I love fresh ones cooked properly, but cannot stand frozen ones from the supermarket. However even fresh ones if I eat to many become a bit to much, maybe its because they do have an earthy taste?? Not sure about that one. But roasting is certainly the way to go. This can turn any veg into a tasty dish. I must say more butter than oil though.

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