Many people don’t understand the humble Brussels sprout.
With the holiday season coming up fast it’s already time to start thinking about the food we traditionally serve at our family get-togethers. One of the vegetables that’s an absolute must here in England over the holidays is the humble Brussels sprout ~ do not ask me why, because left to my own devices I probably wouldn’t eat the little brassica ever again. (The farty facts are true. But so is the fact that sprouts are really very good for you.)
One interesting factoid about the humble sprout, anybody who knows anything knows that sprouts are better after they’ve been ‘frosted’. Ideally you don’t pick Brussels until after the first few hard frosts of the year ~ ergo, don’t waste your money buying fresh Brussels sprouts, frozen are
far better just as good.
However, this holiday season I will be cooking a side dish of Brussels sprouts, so let’s find some interesting recipes to choose from.
First up this week is this from Heather Christo, Brussels sprouts with bacon, red onion, and avocado. This is an easy 30 minute dish, and like all Heather’s recipes it’s allergen free. You could turn this into a vegan dish if you missed out the bacon and chicken stock, but that would maybe be missing the point?
Brussels Sprouts with Bacon Red Onion and Avocado
Another Brussels sprouts recipe with bacon; this recipe for pan roasted brussels sprouts with bacon, dates, and halloumi is from Tieghan Gerard at Half Baked Harvest. Halloumi that’s a strong cheese.
Pan Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon, Dates, and Halloumi
This is very different from Chung ah at Damn Delcious, and something I would never have thought of on my own, brussels sprouts gratin. This looks like a very rich dish, with milk, cream, and cheese ~ and we also have bacon, garlic, and shallots.
Brussels Sprouts Gratin
I’m pretty certain this is a vegan dish from Cookie + kate, but anyhow kung pao brussels sprouts are certainly different and interesting. If this doesn’t grab you as a vegan Brussels sprouts dish Cookie + kate also have roasted brussles sprouts and crispy baked tofu with honey-sesame glaze. (Is honey strictly vegan?)
Kung Pao Brussels Sprouts
Something a little simpler from San Diego girl Averie Sunshine at Averie Cooks; balsamic roasted brussels sprouts ~ and I am going to try this 35 minute recipe this weekend.
Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts
This is a recipe that should appeal to my friend in Orange County, from California girl Elise Bauer at Simply Recipes we have golden beets and brussels sprouts. This vegan dish should take you about an hour to make.
And, finally for this week, for those who like recipe collections we have 25 brussels sprouts recipes from Martha Stewart. Included is this simple 30 minute recipe for sauteed brussels sprouts. This may well be the side dish I make over the holidays.
Sauteed Brussels Sprouts
click to buy your sprouts already prepared
Marmaduke does not like sprouts
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