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???