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March 23, 2013 4:53 PM
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They have a taste of their own... I know that's not a very good answer, but I was "afraid" of Brussels sprouts for a long time and then one day I just tried them. They came with a butter sauce. They were delicious! I love them now.

Just don't overcook them! When they're overcooked, they lose the really good flavor and become bitter.


This! They need to be bright green to be yummy. One easy way to test is to microwave just 30 sec at a time and try it out to learn what tastes good and how fast it goes nasty.
March 23, 2013 4:55 PM
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They taste like farts smell. There I said it!!! Lol.


Agreed when cooked to be that swampy green. Leave them bright green, add some spices like recommended here, and yum!
March 23, 2013 5:24 PM
are a mild cabbage. here is one of my fav. recieps http://www.marthastewart.com/953631/brussels-sprout-apple-and-bacon-hash
March 23, 2013 5:25 PM
LMBO at some of the comments! But yeah as others have said they taste like cabbage smile
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March 23, 2013 5:32 PM
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They taste like farts smell. There I said it!!! Lol.



^^This. LOL I've never been able to eat them. I just can't get past the smell, the taste, the texture. Reading all these replies, I might have to give them a shot roasting them, but.. ugh, idk.
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March 23, 2013 10:10 PM
Sliced thin and sauted in butter and olive oil with fresh garlic. Even my kids will eat them-and ask for seconds. Also yummy with toasted slivered almonds when I roast them.
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March 23, 2013 10:19 PM
They're delicious.
I cut them in half lengthways, steam them til just softened, pat them dry and fry them in a little olive oil til they're nice & brown on the edges.
Then I put flaked rock salt, lemon juice & balsamic drizzle on them.
Yummo
Edited by yuckidah On March 23, 2013 10:20 PM
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March 23, 2013 10:20 PM
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March 23, 2013 10:23 PM
Ok, my mother HATED them, so I never had them as a child. As an adult, I tried frozen, and I quite liked them. But when I started MFP (March 4) I found a recipe on ChefMD for Sauteed Brussels Sprouts, and I made them tonight...for the THIRD time. They are SO yummy! Here is the link: http://www.chefmd.com/recipe_display.php?id=48 (Very similar, I think, to what karenhray7 posted.)

Also, mom tried them, and she didn't LOVE them like I do...but she was surprised to like them. :D
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March 23, 2013 10:29 PM
I sautee them in olive oil, chicken stock, white wine, and garlic. Favorite way to eat them
March 25, 2013 11:10 AM
You guys are the best!!! I picked up 2 from the store yesterday, looking forward to trying them out!
March 25, 2013 11:28 AM
didnt read other responses, but i love them..had them for the first time about a year ago, now eat them about once a week, jsut had them last night actually and my 7 year old always begs for seconds. We cut the ends off, slice them in half, saute in a little olive oil cut side down until they get a little crisp/brown, then at the end add a touch of chicken base or broth and simmer for a couple minutes (not too long they will get mushy). For me the first time i tried it (and i am not a real cabbage fan) the best way to describe it was like the inside of an eggroll-yes i know thats cabbage, but it isnt just cabbage, it has some other flavors in there too and it described the taste perfectly.
March 25, 2013 11:32 AM
They don't taste like cabbage,I mean I can't really describe the taste,you'll probably have to see for yourself.
When I just cook them in water and eat them without anything added,the taste is awful,but when I put dill sauce or tomato sauce over them,they are amazing! I also like them with roasted onions and some black pepper.
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March 25, 2013 11:33 AM
OH WE LOVE LOVE LOVE THEM in this household.
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March 25, 2013 11:33 AM
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You guys are the best!!! I picked up 2 from the store yesterday, looking forward to trying them out!


2? like two single sprouts? 2 bags?

I love them roasted either in the oven or pan roasted. A little olive oil and good ol' salt and pepper.
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March 25, 2013 11:36 AM
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They taste a little sweeter than cabbage. I absolutely love them roasted or stir fried in ginger, garlic and soy. I also cut them in half before cooking them It might be a mental thing, but they taste better that way. I also don't cook them until their mushy, I keep them a little al dente as the flavor is slightly better.


This exactly. After I roast them I actually like to dip them in red wine vinegar as I eat. I love vinegar with cabbage so I guess that's why.
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March 25, 2013 11:37 AM
Similar to cabbage, but give them a try! The taste varies on how you cook them (they do not taste good overcooked and mushy) and how fresh they are.

Note - Don't be put off by the smell!
Edited by peachfigs On March 25, 2013 11:38 AM
March 25, 2013 11:38 AM
I like the fresh ones roasted! YUM!
March 25, 2013 11:38 AM
I don't find brussels sweeter... I find them more bitter which is why I cook the **** out of them.
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March 25, 2013 11:38 AM
They taste like AWESOME is what they taste like!!!! :-)

No, but seriously, they are one of those foods where when you eat it, you can instantly feel toxins being scrubbed from your arteries because what you're eating has SO MANY VITAMINS. I don't actually know how comparatively "healthy" the brussels sprout is, but -- it tastes SUPER good for you. I would equate it to greens or kale... dark green, leafy, a little bitter, and a lot artery-scrubby.

I love them. Roast them with whole garlic cloves and olive oil, and if you want, pancetta. YUM. If you don't roast, steam them plenty. Add butter if they are a bit too bitter for your taste. The better they are cooked, the better they taste. Like most foods. :-)
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March 25, 2013 11:39 AM
The real question should be what do Brussels sprouts FEEL like? (as they rip through your lower intestines, and cause the end of all of your friendships, as your children and partner resent your existence)
March 25, 2013 11:39 AM
I don't think they taste like anything I have ever eaten, the closest is cabbage but even then, they don't tste loads like it. I really like them but I can't eat too many. Even my three year old loves them. That surpised me a lot.
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March 25, 2013 11:40 AM
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I think they taste like cabbage.


Yeah. A bit sweeter. I LOVE em. Do it simply steammed with a couple squirts of spray butter.
March 25, 2013 11:40 AM
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Sliced thin and sauted in butter and olive oil with fresh garlic. Even my kids will eat them-and ask for seconds. Also yummy with toasted slivered almonds when I roast them.


Yep! I get them already shaved in a bag, which is how I learned to love them. I use olive oil and thinly-sliced garlic (and S&P of course) in my big cast iron skillet and cook the shaved sprouts until some start turning deep brown (pan-roasted). SO GOOD.
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March 25, 2013 11:42 AM
Love them!

I personally think they taste a bit like cabbage, but when roasted it is hard to compare to anything imho. I like to dip 'em in a little red wine vinegar before eating.
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