How do you eat your Brusselsprouts?

on Mar 11, 2016 @ 07:24 am

I'm going to cook them in the microwave as from what I've read it preserves most of the nutrients.  What should I put on them after?

I have tried butter and salt.  Any other suggestions?



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Oven roasted on Mar 11, 2016 @ 08:02 am

I usually halve them, toss them in a little olive oil, S&P, garlic powder & chili flakes, and then roast them in the oven for about 12 minutes @ 375 degrees.

Thanks for the topping suggestions. on Mar 11, 2016 @ 08:19 am

I want to get better at brusselsprouts. I tend to eat foods singularly. Rather then what people do such as a meat, a veggie and starch. So I'll have a whole meal of brusselsprouts. I'm looking for more vegan options, so trying to find a way NOT to use butter. The garlic and chili flakes sounds great.

Steam on Mar 11, 2016 @ 08:27 am

I steam them for about 10 minutes and then drizzle butter over them.

Before I steam them though, I cut crosses into the bottoms to help them soften up.


Good Tip on Mar 11, 2016 @ 08:36 am

thanks for the tip about cutting a cross into the bottom

. on Mar 11, 2016 @ 09:57 am

I've heard that roasting them on the bbq is good. I think butter is best topping but I've heard of some lemon topping recipes too.

. on Mar 11, 2016 @ 10:55 am

How about substuting butter for extra virgin olive oil. It's good for your health and dresses them well. I usually roast mine in the oven like jcb75 mentioned or I'll parboil them and then sauté them in olive oil with some garlic chili flakes and then add a touch of soy sauce.

Thanks.. on Mar 11, 2016 @ 12:57 pm

LarochelleV, I don't have access to a BBQ, but lemon topping, hrm...
I'm also thinking balsamic, but I'm wondering if something else should go with the balsamic...

prettyrainbow, I could try eVOO, I just can't see the flavour going well. Hrm, the parboil then sautee part sounds interesting. Touch of soy, yum!

Brussel sprouts on Mar 11, 2016 @ 01:03 pm

Steamed only. Boiling just boil away all the nutrients and taste.

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