Tortellini en Brodo

I tried this a couple months ago, but I forgot to take pictures. But, let’s be honest, HelloFresh‘s are definitely much better anyway. (Read the recipe instructions by clicking the link.) I have never used shredded Brussels sprouts in a dish before, so this was different. It’s definitely a little more time consuming that just…

Crispy Brussels Sprouts with Sriracha Aioli

Have you tried making Brussels sprouts in a pan instead of roasting them? I usually get lazy (aka hungry) waiting for the oven to preheat, so I thought I’d try making them in a pan instead of the oven for once. The recipe I used is for crispy Brussels sprouts with Sriracha Aioli from Minimalist Baker. Their…

Cheat day – Kale sprouts

I cheated. I know this is a blog solely about the delicious ways to eat Brussels sprouts, but I saw the bag above at Trader Joes and was intrigued. First, I tried one raw after washing and draining them. The package recommends cooking them, and I’m going to agree. It’s edible raw, but it’s tough…

Sprouts and beets

This is a monthly special at DC Noodles, which I have tried out twice now. The sprouts are roasted and served in a vinaigrette, which collects at the bottom so the Brussels sprouts are not evenly coated. It’s not really an issue, though. There are bits of beets, which pair surprisingly well.  

Roasting – The basics

What is the ideal temperature for roasting Brussels sprouts? 450 degrees But really, after much experimentation, I’ve found 450 works best. A lower temperature will cook them, but the texture won’t be as good. Think steamed vs. caramelized. Just spread the sprouts on a cookie sheet or baking dish tossed with some olive oil. The…

Brussels sprouts – Ramen

Brussels sprouts are not something I usually associate with Japanese food, but clearly I was wrong. This picture is from a few months ago, but sprouts are still a staple of the vegetable Ramen at Daikaya. They’re tender without being too mushy. It might be hard to spot them in this photo, but they’re definitely…

A brief intro

Brussels sprouts have long had a bad rap as one of the worst vegetables. Admittedly, I get it. Overboiled, mushy Brussels sprouts are not appetizing. However, there’s so much more beyond that if you know what to look for in choosing the right dish. As you can probably tell, I really like Brussels sprouts. And…