Friday, April 23, 2010

Brussels Sprouts

I recently discovered that Brussels sprouts are nothing like the stereotypical disgusting vegetable! I would rather eat these than broccoli any day. That, in itself, doesn't say much because I hate broccoli. However, I should make a better statement about them, because I actually really enjoy Brussels Sprouts, especially when they are cooked well and topped with a little grated Parmesan cheese! They are also super fast, easy to make...and really difficult to screw up.

All you do:
  • Cut off the hard white ends of the Brussels sprouts
  • Boil and salt a pot of water
  • Blanch the Brussels sprouts for 5-6 minutes (until tender)
  • Saute some sliced shallot and garlic in a little butter and olive oil
  • Toss in the Brussels sprouts and saute for a few more minutes
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste
  • Top w/ freshly grated Parmesan cheese if you want (I am a firm believer that everything is better when topped with a little bit of cheese)
Don't be scared off by June Cleaver's version... even though Beaver makes it seem that Brussels sprouts are the grossest vegetable out there... I promise they are actually really good!