Easy & Tasty Brussels Sprouts

Thursday, December 27, 2012 0 Comments A+ a-

I am always fascinated with Brussels sprouts due to their unique size and shape. They look like a miniature  round cabbage but you may be surprised that these winter veggie grew on a stalk instead of individual plant like their big sister, round cabbage.

Back home, Brussels sprouts are sold at a premium price. A small package of Brussels sprouts, around 10 buds only will easily set you back a cool MYR10 (2.5 Euros) or more.

Widely considered as one of the most nutritious vegetables, Brussels sprouts is packed full with minerals, vitamins, antioxidants and even chemicals that can suppress cancer cells. Even though I have no idea how Brussels sprouts taste like, I'm keen to give it a try since winter veggie are on sales now. I brought back half a kilo of Brussels sprouts from AH supermarket, for less than a Euro. What a steal and I planned to give it a try over this long Christmas break.

Thanks to the simple recipe by Phoebe, my first attempt was a success! This easy and tasty recipe can be prepared by anyone in under 30 minutes.

Ingredients:
  • 500 grams of Brussels sprouts
  • some Olive oil
  • some Balsamic vinegar
  • some salt
  • some pepper

Instructions:
Step 1: Clean the Brussels sprouts, trim the bottom, remove the outer leaves and split each Brussels sprout into half.
Step 2: Place the sprouts in a big bowl and season well with generous amount of Olive oil, Balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper.
Step 3: Transfer the sprouts into the oven tray. Take extra care to arrange the sprouts in a single layer for even baking. Bake at 180°C for 20 minutes until the sprouts are moderately charred and fully tender.

It is indeed a simple dish to prepare and it tastes good too. Although it may be an acquired taste for some, a veggie lover like me is totally in love with this dish. Further inspired by another Jamie Oliver's recipe, I plan to try out stir-fried Brussels spouts with bacon next time.

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Easy and tasty Brussels Sprouts
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