• Easy Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Brussels Sprouts

Ahh, nothing quite like a properly cooked or prepared fresh Brussels Sprouts dish!  A quick blanch and then sauté or roasting them in high heat are great ways to bring out the best smooth and sweet flavors. They taste nutty and rich, but if you over-boil or over-steam Brussels Sprouts you’ll actually bring out a sulfur nastiness that is the number one reason people don’t like them in the first place. Brussels Sprouts can also be enjoyed raw in salads or slaws if shaved thinly like lettuce. Their flavor raw is a little like cabbage. Shaved Brussels Sprouts go great with sweet-creamy dressings or sharp vinaigrettes that can balance the bitter edges of the raw flavor. Check out these recipe ideas on Pinterest!

Brussels Sprout Tips

  • Avoid Brussels Sprouts with heavy black discoloration on the ribs at the base or ones that have evidence of bug damage.
  • Size, large or small, does not affect flavor, but it will impact the cooking time.
  • Store Brussels Sprouts in the crisper drawer of your refrigerator in a plastic bag or container.

How to Trim Fresh Brussels Sprouts

Always wanted to try making fresh Brussels Sprouts at home, but weren’t sure how to get started? First, select Brussels Sprouts that are nice and green, and have tight, firm heads. Avoid Brussels Sprouts with heavy black discoloration on the ribs at the base or ones that have evidence of bug damage. Size, large or small, does not affect flavor, but it will impact the cooking time. Store Brussels Sprouts in the crisper drawer of your refrigerator in a plastic bag or container. You’ll spend about 5-7 minutes properly prepping 1 lb of fresh Brussels Sprouts for use in recipes. Here’s what to do:

  1. Trim the bottom ¼” off the bottom stem end of the head.
  2. Peel off the loose outer leaves with your fingers, usually 1-2 layers
  3. Slice larger Brussels Sprouts head into halves or quarters, slicing along the stem direction, while leaving the smallest ones whole. This will even out the cooking time.

Our Own Brussels Sprout Recipes


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