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Brussels Sprouts, good or bad?!

raeannvidalraeannvidal Posts: 6Member, Premium Member Posts: 6Member, Premium Member
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I personally have grown fond of Brussels sprouts and I think they have a bad wrap. They’re very tasty when cooked right!! What are your Brussels sprout recipes?

Here’s mine:

1 cup Brussels sprouts (cut in halves)
Drizzle olive oil
Sprinkle lemon pepper
Sprinkle cayenne pepper
Bake for 30 minutes on 350
Drizzle balsamic vinegar and enjoy!
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  • tinkerbellang83tinkerbellang83 Posts: 6,227Member Member Posts: 6,227Member Member
    Roasted with spray oil (I prefer Rapeseed Oil one) with black pepper, a little parmesan and tossed with some dry-fried pancetta.
  • HereToLose50HereToLose50 Posts: 133Member Member Posts: 133Member Member
    They are really good paired with sun dried tomatoes too. The tomatoes take less time to cook so I add them about halfway through. I use salt, cayenne and fresh garlic on the brussel sprouts. Sometimes I sautee them instead of baked.

    Lemon sounds interesting. I'll have to try your recipe.
  • rheddmobilerheddmobile Posts: 4,214Member Member Posts: 4,214Member Member
    There ability to taste the chemical in Brussels sprouts which some people find offensive is genetic - they even know the precise gene! If you like them, chances are good that you can’t taste the chemical which makes them bitter. Enjoy them, but no need to keep pushing them on those who don’t like them - there is no way of preparing them which will change the consumer’s genetics!

    I like them with maple syrup and bacon.
  • corinasue1143corinasue1143 Posts: 1,501Member Member Posts: 1,501Member Member
    Shredded fine and added to salad.

    Just heard this yesterday. Cook in oven, toss with 1-2 tablespoons maple syrup, let them caramelize, sprinkle with crisp crumbled bacon. Sounds scrumptious!
  • conniemaxwell5conniemaxwell5 Posts: 939Member Member Posts: 939Member Member
    2 T oil of choice
    2 c brussel sprouts, halved
    2 c cubed (3/4"-1") butternut squash
    salt and pepper to taste
    1 c pecan halves
    2 T maple syrup

    Preheat oven to 350. Place pecans in a single layer on a sheet pan and toast for 5 minutes. Set aside. Increase oven temperature to 375F. Keeping sprouts and squash separate, toss each in 1 T of oil, salt and pepper to taste. Place squash in a single layer on a pan large enough to accommodate both but place squash in oven first, roast for 15-20 minutes. Turn squash pieces for even cooking and add brussels sprouts to pan (if you don't have a large enough pan, sprouts can be roasted on a separate pan, and then combined with squash after cooking). Roast both for an additional 10-15 minutes until both are tender but still firm. Remove from oven and toss with pecans and maple syrup. Serve hot as a side dish or at room temperature as a salad. You can also toss in 1/2 cup of dried cranberries when you add the pecans and syrup if you like. This is good anytime but it makes a great healthy Thanksgiving dish!
  • dbanks80dbanks80 Posts: 3,435Member Member Posts: 3,435Member Member
    I only like them roasted in the oven.

    Salt pepper cut in halve and baked for 30 mins.
    Balsamic glaze
  • tinkerbellang83tinkerbellang83 Posts: 6,227Member Member Posts: 6,227Member Member
    There ability to taste the chemical in Brussels sprouts which some people find offensive is genetic - they even know the precise gene! If you like them, chances are good that you can’t taste the chemical which makes them bitter. Enjoy them, but no need to keep pushing them on those who don’t like them - there is no way of preparing them which will change the consumer’s genetics!

    I like them with maple syrup and bacon.

    I dunno, I never liked them until I tried cooking them myself, always had them boiled at family Christmas dinners with no seasoning and all I could taste was the bitter aftertaste. Since I started pan-frying them or roasting them I don't get that nasty aftertaste. So although some people might not ever warm to them, there are converts amongst us.
  • mjbnj0001mjbnj0001 Posts: 621Member Member Posts: 621Member Member
    I personally have grown fond of Brussels sprouts and I think they have a bad wrap. They’re very tasty when cooked right!! What are your Brussels sprout recipes?

    Here’s mine:

    1 cup Brussels sprouts (cut in halves)
    Drizzle olive oil
    Sprinkle lemon pepper
    Sprinkle cayenne pepper
    Bake for 30 minutes on 350
    Drizzle balsamic vinegar and enjoy!

    Not always a fan of Balsamic. Try this way (your recipe) but grill or broil them for some added depth of flavor.
  • missysippy930missysippy930 Posts: 1,039Member Member Posts: 1,039Member Member
    👎🏻hate them, along with quinoa and kale, no matter how they are prepared.
    I decided some time ago that there’s too much delicious food out there to waste calories on foods you don’t like, even it they are nutritionally good for you. I must have the anti gene.
  • k8eekinsk8eekins Posts: 1,894Member Member Posts: 1,894Member Member
    dbanks80 wrote: »
    I only like them roasted in the oven.

    Salt pepper cut in halve and baked for 30 mins.
    Balsamic glaze

    Ditto. Oven-roasted with balsamic reduction :smile:
  • cwolfman13cwolfman13 Posts: 36,349Member Member Posts: 36,349Member Member
    I've always liked them, even when I was a kid. I usually just roast mine with some salt and pepper.
  • stephaniek511stephaniek511 Posts: 29Member Member Posts: 29Member Member
    Love them...and thinking about what I will do with the bag of them at home now that you all have shared your recipes with me!
  • maureenseel1984maureenseel1984 Posts: 180Member Member Posts: 180Member Member
    My experience has been that people over-season Brussels sprouts. I LOVE them. All I do is trim them, cut them in half, toss with a little EVOO and salt/pepper. Roast at 420 for 10 min, stir around, roast for another 10-12 min or until brown/crispy. NOM
  • EmBeatieEmBeatie Posts: 22Member Member Posts: 22Member Member
    Pan, water, boil for 10 minutes, et voila! Not even joking, tried frying, roasting, but still prefer the simplest, lowest calorie method.
  • 2baninja2baninja Posts: 431Member Member Posts: 431Member Member
    I've never had them, I can't get past what my mother told me once, she used to bake or boil them ( I can't remember) and them spritz lemon juice on them, I asked her once why she liked them, and she said "I don't, they taste horrible".
    I've never been able to get past that and try them.....
  • lauragreenbaumlauragreenbaum Posts: 401Member Member Posts: 401Member Member
    I hated brussel sprouts as a kid because my mom boiled them (yuck)
    My recipe is delish!!

    Sprouts cut in half. Mix with:
    Olive oil
    sliced garlic
    shallots
    lemon salt
    ground pepper

    Roast, but be sure not to over cook. Should still be a bit crispy/firm.
  • hesn92hesn92 Posts: 5,481Member Member Posts: 5,481Member Member
    Not a fan... I've tried them several times and have never been happy with them.
  • aokoyeaokoye Posts: 2,252Member Member Posts: 2,252Member Member
    I love brussles sprouts. I typically roast them with salt and pepper or adobo powder. They're also very good sliced thinly (shredded) and sauteed in duck fat and I know lots of people who like to eat them roasted with bacon or pancetta.
  • BarbaraHelen2013BarbaraHelen2013 Posts: 11Member Member Posts: 11Member Member
    Like all the brassica family I think a lot of people over cook them desperately. My rule of thumb with sprouts, cabbage, broccoli and cauliflower is to boil in water with a pinch of salt and sometimes a splash of lemon for no more than 3-4mins. I know when they’re done if I can waft the steam from the pan and just get a hint of the smell. Drain, grind black pepper or, better still, lemon pepper and eat! I’ve regularly eaten just a plate of sprouts as dinner since I was a teen!

    I know I’m in the minority but the idea of roasting sprouts (or broccoli and cauliflower) just turns my stomach! They have to be vibrant emerald green and still with ‘bite’, not the khaki slimy things they turn into in the oven!
  • CahgetsfitCahgetsfit Posts: 1,571Member Member Posts: 1,571Member Member
    Good.

    But give me hella gas, so bad.
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