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What are brussels sprouts?

Brussels sprouts are a type of vegetable that belongs to the cruciferous family. They are small, green, and rounded, and grow on a tall stem. They have a slightly bitter taste and are often roasted or sautéed as a side dish. They are a good source of vitamins and minerals, particularly vitamin C and K.

How do you cook brussels sprouts?

There are several ways to cook Brussels sprouts. Here are a few common methods:

  • Roasting: Cut the sprouts in half and toss with oil, salt, and pepper. Roast in a preheated 425-degree Fahrenheit oven for 20-25 minutes, or until tender and browned.
  • Sautéing: Cut the sprouts in half and sauté in a pan with oil, butter, or bacon fat over medium-high heat for 5-7 minutes, or until tender.
  • Steaming: Cut the sprouts in half and steam for 5-7 minutes, or until tender.
  • Boiling: Cut the sprouts in half and boil for 3-5 minutes, or until tender.
  • Grilling: Cut the sprouts in half and toss with oil, salt, and pepper. Grill for 5-7 minutes, or until tender and slightly charred.

You can also try different seasonings such as garlic, onion powder, and lemon juice to add more flavor.

What are some good dishes that use brussels sprouts?

There are many delicious dishes that use Brussels sprouts as a main ingredient. Here are a few examples:

  • Roasted Brussels sprouts: Simply roast Brussels sprouts with olive oil, salt, and pepper for a simple and delicious side dish.
  • Brussels sprouts salad: Shred or thinly slice raw Brussels sprouts and toss with a lemon vinaigrette, chopped nuts, and dried cranberries or raisins for a refreshing salad.
  • Brussels sprouts with bacon: Sauté Brussels sprouts with bacon and onion for a savory and satisfying dish.
  • Brussels sprouts gratin: Layer cooked Brussels sprouts in a baking dish with a creamy cheese sauce and breadcrumbs for a decadent gratin.
  • Brussels sprout pizza: Top a pizza crust with mozzarella cheese, Brussels sprouts, bacon, and a drizzle of balsamic glaze for a unique and delicious pizza.
  • Brussels sprouts slaw: Shred raw Brussels sprouts and toss with a creamy or vinaigrette based dressing, with some added ingredients like apples, carrots or nuts.
  • Brussels sprouts hash: Sauté diced Brussels sprouts with diced potatoes, onions, and bacon for a hearty breakfast dish or brunch.
  • Spicy Brussels sprouts: Toss Brussels sprouts with chili flakes, soy sauce and sesame oil for a spicy Asian-inspired dish

These are just a few examples, but the possibilities are endless with Brussels sprouts. You can experiment and come up with new recipes using different ingredients and seasonings.

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