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#1 Wed 30 Jul 08 1:23am

KrisGBC

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Really good Brussle Sprouts :)

Just roast themin the oven with olive oil and salt and pepper at like 500 for about 20 min, you want some bits to get all dark, make sure you toss em around evey 7 min or so, that way each little guy has a chance to get some colour, then as soon as u take them out of the oven toss them with some honey i prefer golden but i havent experimented with others i am sure they would be worth giving a shot, and serve right away they go all fantastic and nutty and sweet they are perfect i could eat a whole plate of them in one sitting, and its a good way to get ur kids to eat em cuz Lord knows most kids hate Brussle Sprouts

enjoy everyone smile  thumbsup

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#2 Wed 30 Jul 08 3:04am

mrpab

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Re: Really good Brussle Sprouts :)

Sounds great Kris, I wish I'd been introduced to sprouts this way when i was a kid. big_smile

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#3 Wed 30 Jul 08 1:51pm

SimonO

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Re: Really good Brussle Sprouts :)

My best one is a classic Christmas recipe:

Add Sprouts (whole) to boiling salted water, and boil for around 4-5 mins (depends on size of sprouts) until they are cooked, but slightly undercooked (should not be soft and squidgy). Put in iced or running cold water to stop cooking. This can all be done far in advance.

I generally will then halve them and then put some pancetta cubes or streaky bacon into a pan with some olive oil, and cook the bacon, I will also add Merchant Gourmet Chestntus and then add the sprouts and toss for around a minute or 2, adding some butter near the end.

Season with salt if needed and black pepper.

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#4 Wed 30 Jul 08 3:20pm

GeoffP

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Re: Really good Brussle Sprouts :)

My favourite way to cook brussels is with chestnuts.

Just boil an equal quantity of sprouts and chestnuts together in a little stock, drain and serve with butter.

The sweetness of the chestnuts and the slight bitternes of the brussels sprouts complement each other perfectly.

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#5 Wed 30 Jul 08 6:26pm

BigSpud

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Re: Really good Brussle Sprouts :)

I'm with SimonO here, definitely chestnuts (I clear out the supermarket aisles in the New Year for jars of these that last all year) and bacon for sprouts.

A little maple syrup in the last few minutes frying doesn't hurt any either...!

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#6 Wed 30 Jul 08 8:07pm

TheBeast2

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Re: Really good Brussle Sprouts :)

I like to make a vanilla infused beurre noisette, then blanch the sprouts in a vegetable nage, drain, and refresh ready for dinner.

To serve, fry some pancetta lardons and add some lightly crushed chestnut. Add the sprouts and cook, gently, for 2 minutes.

Pour the sprouts, lardons and nuts into a bowl and pour over the reheated beurre noisette.

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#7 Wed 30 Jul 08 8:56pm

AskCy

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Re: Really good Brussle Sprouts :)

just steam a pan full of them leaving them a little crisp... no need to mess with them !

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#8 Wed 30 Jul 08 9:27pm

TheBeast2

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Re: Really good Brussle Sprouts :)

Messing isn't necessary, but it makes them so much nicer.

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#9 Wed 30 Jul 08 9:28pm

Anna

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Re: Really good Brussle Sprouts :)

I like crispy bacon and fried breadcrumbs on top.  And I agree that they suit being messed with very well.

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#10 Wed 11 Mar 09 5:58pm

KrisGBC

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Re: Really good Brussle Sprouts :)

all these ideas sound great, i am excited to try them smile and messing is what making cooking fun smile

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