Sunday, March 14, 2010

Brussel Sprouts!

This being the first week of the challenge of cooking something new I decided at the grocery store to pick up brussel sprouts. I am not that picky of an eater and even though I have never tried brussel sprouts I was sure I would probably like them. Well I was wrong they were horrible! Now this could have been because of the way I cooked them, but I doubt it. I could not stand that bitter after taste it left in your mouth after you ate them.

After looking up a few different ways to cook the brussel sprouts I decided how I would cook them. First I boiled the brussel sprouts in salted water for 4 min, then transferred them into an ice bath. While the brussel sprouts boiled I chopped up half a yellow onion and 4 garlic cloves. I cooked the onion and garlic in extra virgin olive oil untill the onion was cooked through, while this was happening I halfed the brussel sprouts. Once the onion and garlic had sweated down I added in about 3 tablespoons of butter and added the brussel sprouts sauteed them for a few minutes and then added half a cup of red wine and 3 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar. I brought that to a boil and simmered for a few minutes.

Anyway it all sounds good but what I think is that if I would have cooked them longer the bitter after taste would have not been so bad. But I am all for trying new things and tomorrow is grocery shopping day which means something new to cook!!

Does anyone else have any brussel sprout recipes???


  1. DJ LOVES brussel sprouts. He's made them a few times and I think they're ok. Not my favorite for sure, but I don't know how he cooks them. I'll have to ask :)

  2. I always hated brussel sprouts too. I assumed it was because I was a picky little kid but I might actually have hated them even more when I tried them again last year.