info: Brussels sprout are like mini cabbages, with a nutty flavor. They are good sources of vitamins A, K, & C.
storage: Store unwashed in the refrigerator for up to three days – after this, they will begin to develop a very strong flavor. Leave the individual buds on the stalk until ready to use.
preparation: Cut the sprouts from the stalks. For the larger sprouts, cut a cross at their base, about a 1/4 of the way deep. Remove any discolored or wilted leaves, and steam for about 6-7 minutes. You can also boil or roast them.
Be careful not to overcook – overcooking releases sinigrin which smells & tastes like sulfur!
Sprouts were believed to have been cultivated in Italy in Roman times, and possibly as early as the 1200s in Belgium. The modern Brussels sprout that we are familiar with was first cultivated in large quantities in Belgium (hence the name “Brussels” sprouts) as early as 1587, with their introduction into the U.S. in the 1800s … read more