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BLUEJEANGAL52 SparkPoints: (76)
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4/9/12 1:59 P

Love Brussels sprouts, i cut them in half, add sliced onion and some cut turkey bacon and brown in a small amount of olive oil.

MANDIETERRIER1 Posts: 13,700
4/9/12 1:30 P

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.

KOSMOS11 SparkPoints: (11,850)
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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!

JADOMB SparkPoints: (98,731)
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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.

RYOKOSITH Posts: 160
4/9/12 11:11 A

Love those little veggies!

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.

Edited by: RYOKOSITH at: 4/9/2012 (11:13)
SHORTGIRLMEG Posts: 71
4/9/12 10:54 A

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.

FIRECOM SparkPoints: (107,673)
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4/9/12 10:42 A

They are one of my favorinte foods. I am totally hooked on vegetables.

ATHENA1966 Posts: 2,442
4/9/12 10:30 A

There are very few foods that I don't like. Brussel sprouts is one of them. To me they just taste bitter.

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4/9/12 10:08 A

steam em with a little spray butter or bake em with a little olive oil and garlic YUM!!

2BSTRONGHEALTHY SparkPoints: (5,175)
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4/9/12 9:54 A

steamed just for 2 mins so barely done and still crispy and full of flavour!

NICHOLE_4 Posts: 1,354
4/9/12 7:59 A

I love them! I steam them, and sometimes roast them in the oven, either way is yummy!

SUNRISE14 Posts: 5,216
4/9/12 7:50 A

Gonna give them another try ! emoticon

5HIGGINS Posts: 28
4/8/12 8:37 P

Thanks for this post, I'm going to give brussel sprouts a try with some of these cooking tips! Maybe my whole family will find a new vegetable to love.

TACDGB Posts: 6,131
4/8/12 8:31 P

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.

JADOMB SparkPoints: (98,731)
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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.

JAZZMINE Posts: 1,017
4/8/12 6:57 P

I used to roast brussel sprouts. Now I brown them in a skillet with olive oil and garlic, then simmer them on low with chicken broth. Delicious!

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CLOBBERELLA Posts: 520
4/8/12 6:35 P

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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4/8/12 10:43 A

One of my favorite veggies. Yum!

NOYAN291 SparkPoints: (5,523)
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4/8/12 10:26 A

Either boiled or oven. Yum.

NIRERIN Posts: 11,904
4/8/12 8:55 A

i shred them up with carrot, ginger, and tofu, wrap them in wonton or egg roll wrappers and steam or sautee with a bit of oil and soy sauce.

YISMET Posts: 364
4/8/12 3:42 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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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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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!

BUBBLEJ1 Posts: 2,872
4/8/12 12:02 A

I like them roasted in sesame oil, garlic powder, onion powder, liquid smoke and pepper. Then I add a little sesame dressing before serving. Yummy, Yummy!

I made myself brussel sprouts today for a family lunch (roast!) thinking no one would want any. Well, the veggie dish got to me and there were no sprouts in sight! Well liked in my family, apparently!

DRAGONCHILDE SparkPoints: (57,014)
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4/7/12 11:20 P

They don't have a bad rap; they're just not a flavor everyone likes. ;) I love them, myself, especially boiled and slathered in butter. Generally, that's not terribly healthy, though.

TRILLIANTOO SparkPoints: (40,772)
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4/7/12 8:35 P

I tried cooking brussels sprouts in a variety of ways, over the course of years. Many, many years (I think about 25 years). Never could stand them.

But then someone said to me "they're like little cabbages", so I started eating them as I would cabbage ... raw ... and now I eat them all the time.

I put them in salads, in smoothies, in spring rolls, or just eat them straight. YUM!

CHRISTINA791 SparkPoints: (39,642)
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4/7/12 8:34 P

I had to respond, because my steamer just dinged on a batch of yummy brussels sprouts right as I was reading this. I can smell them from here emoticon

Like most veggies, I just steam them and eat them plain. I like them just barely done, so they're bright green and tender without being mushy. I hate mushy sprouts.

And with that, I have to go eat my sprouts!

TORIAMAE Posts: 1,080
4/7/12 8:03 P

I totally love them! In fact, I bought a bag at Sam's Club today to eat this whole weak!

I like to sautee them with a bit of garlic, then steam to finish and top with a little fresh grated parm!

YUMMY!

SYDNEY_GAL Posts: 1,609
4/7/12 7:34 P

I like eating brussel sprouts as well & usually just steam them. I think that they don't need any extra flavours. And I prefer them fresh, not the frozen kind..

Edited by: SYDNEY_GAL at: 4/8/2012 (02:22)
STDWYNWEN SparkPoints: (11,187)
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4/7/12 7:12 P

I fry them with cooking spray to get a char on them then add w-shire sauce. Yummy

MANDIETERRIER1 Posts: 13,700
4/7/12 7:10 P

I tried them and I just don't like the flavor. Probably the flavor and smell keep people from liking them

ZIGGYSTARSHAY Posts: 391
4/7/12 7:01 P

They get such a bad reputation, but I love them! Why DO so many not like them? Has the bad rap just scared people from trying them? If you do love them, like I do, how do you like to cook yours?

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