Monday, June 7, 2010

Can brussel sprouts taste good?

Answer: oh yeah!!!

I always had bad experiences with brussels sprouts. My mom hates them, she never made them and I always thought they must be disgusting. As an adult, I was scared to try/make them. I used to work at a really nice restaurant and they would have brussels sprouts occasionally. I got up the nerve to try them, and they were great! I am sad that I was deprived them as a child.

But, they can be bitter, which is why some people think they are so gross. When brussels sprouts are overcooked they become bitter. So here is the trick to make non-bitter, delicious sprouts for dinner!

Parmesan Brussels Sprouts

10-15 brussels sprouts
2 tbsp butter
2 cloves garlic minced
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
salt and pepper to taste

Remove a few outside leaves and cut off stem.
Cut the brussels sprouts in half.
Steam the brussel sprouts for about 5 minutes until soft, but still firm.
Remove from steam and quickly place in an ice bath (to keep green color and stop the cooking process.)
Heat saute pan with 2 tbsp butter and 2 cloves garlic minced
When butter is melted add brussel sprouts and saute for about 2 minutes. (Be careful, because after 10 minutes of total cook time the chemical in brussels sprouts called sinigrin will be released resulting in the bitter taste.)
Remove from heat and top with 1/4 cup grated Parmesan and salt and pepper.


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  2. Yum!!! I think my kids may eat those! Following you from Tuesday Tag Along! Please check out my blog and follow back!

  3. New follower from Tuesday Tag-Along. This is a must try recipe. So simple yet I bet so yummy!

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  7. I'm following you fro Follow Me back Tuesday. I'm going to have to try this recipe. I have never tried Brussel Sprouts before but this looks pretty good!
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  8. Hi! Following from Tag Along Tuesday! My daughter loves brussel sprouts...I need to try these!

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  12. Actually Brussel Sprouts are my daughters favorite...go figure.
    These sound yummy!

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  14. I've always loved brussel sprouts but never used them with parmesan cheese. This is somethng I plan on trying. (I'm already following you. Just poke my head in to see what recipes you might have up that I might like). I hit pay dirt. Thanks.


  15. Following from Follow Me Back Tuesday and I love brussel sprouts... can't wait to read more! ;)

  16. must try these
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  20. I have never eaten a brussel sprout but you do make them sound good.

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  21. That actually makes brussel sprouts sound good! I am a new follower from welcome wednesday! Check out my blog at

  22. Those do sound yummy!!!! I might need you to help me cuzz that sounds a little complicated!!! :0)

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  24. Yum! I love a properly cooked brussles sprout, these sound divine! I'm here from Tuesday tag along :) Great blog, I'm so glad I found it!! I'm a follower, now :) I'm at

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  27. I love brussels sprouts and I think I am going to love this recipe. I always add bacon to mine so the kids will eat it but the Parmesan will make it even more palatable for them. I wonder if it will work on my hubby???

    Best wishes,

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  29. Yum, they have to be good with butter and parmesan!

  30. Who'd have thought - same experience with B sprouts - except I haven't been brave enough to try them. Maybe you have convinced me! Thanks for sharing your recipe with Tuesday Tastes! People's Choice Award Polls are open now, come vote for your favorite!

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  31. Hey...thanks for linking up for my Tasty Tuesday this week! :) I'm the mom LOVES brussels sprouts and always pushed them on me! lmao I just recently tried them this year at work finally, and they weren't bad. Your recipe sounds MUCH better though! LOL

  32. Hi! I'm a new follower from Follow Me Back Tuesdays. Hopefully you can follow me back! My hubby wont eat brussels sprouts, but I think he will like these. Great recipe!

  33. We love brussels in my house. I don't steam though, I just throw them in a hot oven (400) and roast them with olive oil salt and pepper for 45 minutes. Amazing. You can sprinkle with parm cheese when you take them out. Try it, let me know what you think.

    Lots of yummy love,
    Alex aka Ma, What's For Dinner?



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