Love Spinach, Brussel Sprouts and Cabbage not so much. Besides it is not like Brusell Sprouts are some magical super food that melts fat on contact. There are other vegetables. If one doesn't like them then no has to force themselves to eat them.
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17 4/9/12 1:24 P
I cut them in half, brown them in some olive oil in a skillet, some salt and a tablespoon of honey to get nice glaze. Delicious!
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1,678 4/9/12 11:11 A
There is so much one can really do with any vegetable to make it more palatable to those that don't like them. Even though my wife is Filipina, she wasn't very good about keeping vegetables in our diets. Luckily we kept plenty of fruits available so we didn't all develop beriberi or some other deficiency decease. I actually bought canned green beans and corn and peas to keep handy so we could add it to our usual meals. The kids didn't like them very much since my wife usually just put them in a pot and heated them up with a bit of salt. When I cooked them I added teriyaki sauce, and a few garlic cloves and the kids loved them. Funny thing is, then when my wife would cook them up, she would still just salt them and the kids would turn their noses up. Just like Cat Stevens used to sing, "hard headed woman". ;-)
Since I love the natural taste of these foods and the kids aren't with us anymore, I don't need to dress up foods to trick them anymore. But, if I ever get tired of natural, I may just add a few new flavors to them for variety.
I'm picky about texture, so when I first tried them, I found a recipe where you roast them in the oven (don't worry if they get a bit brown, they caramelize like onions do) with a little garlic and onion sprinkled with olive oil. Never turned back.
I also will saute them as well as shred some up for slaw.
So far I haven't run into a boiled Brussels sprout that I've like, but then again, they were boiled by someone else to the point of falling apart. (YUCK!)
I also get fresh instead of frozen. I've found that every single time I've tried preparing sprouts using frozen, they have this odd background flavor that I never get from fresh. I don't know if it's because they've been frozen or because they have to be treated to make it easier for manufacturers to keep bugs out. (Only downside of fresh...you gotta make sure to clean them well if you don't want extra protein.) That or they blanch them prior to packaging to make them pretty and quicker to prepare, but that might alter the taste, too.
they've got such a stigma....similar to how the spinach thing was up until a few years ago...now everyone eats spinach all the time. if someone likes cabbage, but claims to dislike brusselssprouts, chop them up and trick them into it....thats always worked in my experience.
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5,855 4/9/12 10:42 A
They are one of my favorinte foods. I am totally hooked on vegetables.
YEA 4 all of U who like them...........! I will send each and everyone of U 75 lbs. of them. Can't stand them no matter how you cook them. So enjoy........! glad u like them.
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1,678 4/8/12 8:23 P
I have really learned how to love the flavor of so many foods without all those added enhansors. Fact is, I find that the naturaly sweet, salty, etc. flavors come through so much better without addition enhansments. I also love the Sam's brussel sprouts and all I do with them is put 4-8 oz of them in a couple wet paper towels and nuke them for 3 minutes. They come out just great. This is how I do most my cooked vegetables too.
I just started eating them this year, and I'm addicted. I love them and hate that it took so long to discover that. I make them on the stove top or oven-roasted, with onion powder, garlic powder, and minced onion. When roasted, I tossed them in the same seasonings along with some olive oil. Dipped in ranch dressing, or alone, they are de-lish.
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20,915 4/8/12 10:43 A
One of my favorite veggies. Yum!
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217 4/8/12 10:26 A
I LOVE brussel sprouts! (Though that didn't start until college) My favorite way to make them is to roast them. I normally roast them halved, with chopped up apples and red onions. I put about equal amounts of oil and balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper, and then throw it all in the oven. It sounds unconventional, but all the flavors really work together. I also like them sauteed and then garnished with lemon juice, pine nuts, and parmesan cheese.
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210 4/8/12 12:14 A
Haven't tried them raw yet (not often available that way in my local store), but I get the frozen ones and take a few out with the intention of putting them chopped up in casseroles after cooking in the microwave. Never happens. I eat them all plain, leaf by leaf, as finger food ....
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612 4/8/12 12:11 A
Brussel sprouts are yummy. I think a lot of people are turned off by the smell and just don't know how to cook or season them for the best flavor. I like to saute them with garlic and salt with a piece of crispy bacon chopped into small pieces and mixed in. I have them most often steamed in the microwave with garlic and a little salt and topped with grated parmesan cheese. So delicious!
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