Delicious Sauteed Brussel Sprouts

May 20, 2021
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Even picky eaters can't say no to this Sauteed Brussel Sprouts recipe.

Do you love Brussels sprouts? If not, perhaps you have not yet come across a recipe that would reveal its taste in all its glory. If you want to cook a very healthy and light side dish for meat, fish or chicken, then Sauteed Brussel sprouts is sure to be a delicious solution!

Roasted Brussels sprouts are incredibly simple, easy, and one of the most delicious ways to cook this vegetable. The preparation process itself will take about 30 minutes. This recipe is not only popular among vegetarians but also those who want to add gluten-free dishes to their diet. You can try it for both everyday and festive tables.

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Taste Score: %89
Difficulty Easy
Servings 4 people
Preparation 5 mins
Cooking 15 mins
Total 20 mins

Tips

  • Take note that the smaller the Brussels sprouts, the tastier they are.
  • Fresh brussels sprouts are ideal for this dish. If fresh sprouts are not available, you can also use frozen cabbage. While it is not necessary to defrost it - just rinse it with cold water and let it drain.
  • Brussels sprouts can not only be fried in a skillet but also baked in the oven in a mold under a lid or a baking bag. Just combine all the ingredients and bake in a covered pan at 200 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes.
  • It cannot be overcooked. Otherwise, the nutty flavor will be lost.

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Heat a large, sturdy bottomed skillet over medium-high for about four minutes. Add the oil into the skillet.
  2. When the oil is hot, add the halved Brussels sprouts. After that, shake the skillet a little and mix them. Let Brussels sprouts sit entirely undisturbed for 5 - 8 minutes until they develop a dark caramelized sear.
  3. Now add pepper and salt and stir the Brussels sprouts with a spatula or wooden spoon. Keep stirring every few minutes until they are browned all over or about 6 - 8 minutes.
  4. Turn off the heat and remove the skillet.
  5. Stir in vinegar, then almond or pine nuts. Now toast the nuts on medium heat. Keep stirring them very often to toast evenly on all sides but don't burn.
  6. Transfer the sprouts to the serving plate when the nuts are toasted. Sprinkle fresh herbs before serving.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Sauteed Brussel Sprouts
Serves 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories134
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9.3 g11.9%
Cholesterol 3 mg1%
Sodium 352 mg15.3%
Potassium 458 mg9.7%
Protein 5.5 g11%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

What Goes Best With Sautéed Brussel Sprouts?

Roasted Brussels sprouts are a great stand-alone dish. It can be served as an appetizer, as well as as a side dish for meat. As a side dish, it also goes well with white fish, pasta, grilled vegetable steaks, risotto, and fried or boiled potatoes.

How Do You Cook Brussel Sprouts, So They Are Not Bitter?

In order to remove the bitterness from this small cabbage, you can add some vinegar. You can also squeeze the juice of half a fresh lemon. In this way, the bitterness is removed from the top of the Brussels sprouts but remains inside. To remove the bitterness both inside and outside this little cabbage, you need to cut the sprouts in halves.

What Is the Black Stuff in Brussel Sprouts?

You can find small black granular matter inside brussels sprout heads. The black stuff can be detritus or some droppings left behind by insects. The most common insects that can be found on Brussel sprouts plants are caterpillars and aphids. If you find holes or black stuff inside the sprout, it means that the vegetable is affected by insects and not eatable.

How Do You Clean Dirty Brussel Sprouts?

Fresh vegetables can pick up bacteria from soil, water, or any surface they come into contact with (especially during transport). It is important to wash Brussels sprouts properly before consuming them to keep you or your loved ones sick. Wash them with plain cold water or use a baking soda soak.

You can also wash the sprouts with white vinegar, but this can give them an intense sour taste.

After washing, remove any yellow leaves. Next, you need to cut the spine by 1 mm and make a cruciform incision on it. This will allow the vegetables to cook evenly. If you have frozen Brussels sprouts, do not defrost them before cooking.

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What Are The Health Benefits of Brussel Sprouts?

Brussels sprouts its useful properties are undeniable. It is the most useful of all cabbage varieties due to its high content of vitamins and minerals. So you must include this vegetable in your diet because its calorie content is only 35 kcal per 100 g of product. Fresh cabbage per 100 grams is even less - only 28 kcal. In addition to the benefits, such a side dish can be used in various diets.

This vegetable strengthens the immune system, normalizes the digestive system, lowers cholesterol, improves vision and prevents the development of cancer. Brussels sprouts can be found on sale during the autumn-winter season, both fresh and frozen. Just 20 minutes - and you have a dietary side dish, lunch for work or one of the light meals for guests.

How To Choose and Store Brussels Sprouts for This Recipe?

When buying fresh Brussels sprouts, choose dense heads of cabbage - those that seem heavy to you for their size, without yellowness and stains.

Brussels sprouts can be frozen. Previously, it must be blanched for about a minute, then put in a bag - and in the freezer. So it can be stored for a month.

Fresh Brussels sprouts can be kept in the refrigerator for two to three days. To prevent it from rotting, you should not wash it before storing it.

Let's Sum Up

Such a seemingly unappetizing vegetable in skilled hands turns into an exquisite, aromatic dish! Brussels sprouts are beneficial; now you know how you can instill a love for them in your children and family.

So, try this Brussel sprouts recipe and share your experience.

Recipe byPetite Gourmets

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