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The Secret To Delicious Brussels Sprouts, Finally!


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Brussels sprouts are great for you! They contain "sulforaphane", a chemical that is believed to have potent anti-cancer properties. They are also a source of indole-3-carbinol, which boosts DNA repair in cells and appears to block the growth of cancer cells. But, I've never liked them because the ones I had were always boiled (which actually ruins their health benefits). That is until I tried them roasted in the oven with just a little bit of olive oil, salt & pepper. 30 mins at 400F. Delicious!

I think they taste better when they are cut in half, instead of baking them whole. It lets the inside caramelize too. Even tastier!
- Submitted by DRLCORNETT 11/30/2010 in Cooking | 14 Comments
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JUDYAMK 12/2/2010 7:57:00 AM

    Thank you, I have posted on this cooking site about roasted vegetables never thought of adding brussel sprouts Off they go right along my other vegetables in the roaster come this weekend..Yeah one more added vegetable for my health.
EATING-GOOD 3/7/2011 11:13:00 AM

    Will give this a try. I will also add a bit of minced garlic.
SKINNYWITCH2 12/9/2010 12:47:00 PM

    This sounds good! Also, try dumping a package of frozen brussel sprouts into a nonstick frying pan lightly coated with cooking spray. Cook uncovered about 30 minutes while stirring constantly. Really good and easy, too.
CATIEMARIE 12/8/2010 7:58:00 AM

    I plan to try them this way. I never really liked them. I cooked them with my girls were small and we called them baby cabbages, but I personally would have left them at the store. I will try them again and see if they are as yummy as roasted beets are.
JANETLP 12/7/2010 5:41:00 PM

    I love brussel sprouts, my husband doesn't. I may have to try this next time I want some and he's not here (He sometimes works a second shift and I fix for myself!)
DETERMINEDJANET 12/7/2010 2:16:00 PM

    I'm going to have to try this! Thanks for the tip on roasting with olive oil and S&P!
NEVERORNOW 12/7/2010 1:48:00 PM

    Sounds good! Going to try some this weekend!
JASI27 12/6/2010 2:33:00 PM

    Ok going to give this a try!! Love these little things! Does steaming them kill their health benefits too??
1DIANEZA 12/5/2010 10:00:00 AM

    I have always loved brussel sprouts.
Roasting them sounds great.
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PINKCIS 12/4/2010 10:25:00 PM

    I love Brussels sprouts so I'll try it.
PATTK1220 12/3/2010 4:09:00 PM

    This is my favorite way to eat Brussels sprouts!
HOPEFULANGE 12/2/2010 8:19:00 AM

    Hmm, I'm always wondering how to get my husband to eat them...I'll have to try this!

Thanks for sharing!
BEUGEL 11/30/2010 11:42:00 PM

    I'm going to get some tomorrow and try this. Thanks!
GEEMAWEST 11/30/2010 10:02:00 PM

    I love roasted brussel sprouts!

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