Brussels Sprouts

If you have tried to prepare brussels sprouts in a pan and you left with a bitter taste, I suggest you try this cooking method and the taste will become sweet and flavored 🙂 Yes, yes… brussels sprouts are delicious if you prepare them in the oven and where you put it, it is a very healthy vegetable. It is a meal that must be consumed constantly to keep us young and beautiful.
I enjoy making this recipe. It prepares and cooks super quickly and simply. It’s the kind of dish that fits when I have guests and I want to prepare something quick and delicious. Baked brussels sprouts go well with a dill yogurt dip or a refreshing tzatziki sauce. I am so glad that I discovered this technique of cooking brussels sprouts and that I can enjoy this delicious taste with my loved ones.

preparation time: 10 min  |  cooking time: 20 min  |  serves: 2

Brussels Sprouts

Ingredients

500 g brussels sprouts
50 ml olive oil
200 ml water
1/2 teaspoon of pepper
1/2 teaspoon of oregano
1/2 teaspoon of basil
1/2 teaspoon of thyme
1/2 teaspoon of smoked paprika
3 crushed garlic cloves

 




Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  2. Wash the cabbage well (it’s so cute by the way) and cut each sprout in half. Remove the tails from each sprout with a knife for those that need it. They are a bit hard, but it is not necessary to remove them if you don’t want to waste time doing that.
  3. In a bowl, whisk the olive oil, water, and all the spices (including the pressed garlic – if you use fresh garlic). For this dish, please don’t forget to use the smoked paprika.. it gives the perfect taste!
  4. Put the cabbage in a small oven tray and poured over them the composition created earlier. Mix well, so that each cabbage needs to be covered by the sauce.
  5. Bake the brussels sprouts for 20 minutes. Sprinkle chili flakes and enjoy it straight away. A delight…

I am so happy to share this super simple and super healthy recipe with you. At the same time, I feel good that I am gradually managing to add all kinds of healthy dishes to my diet that I did not think I would ever consume.

Did you make Brussel Sprouts? I want to see it! Tag me on Instagram @racopaz and let’s cook healthy together.

Enjoy your meal! 🙂


Ideas for preparing Brussels Sprouts:

Brussels Sprouts can be prepared sauteed, boiled, baked or fried. The best taste is indeed obtained when it is baked, and it also seems to me the easiest and fastest way to cook them.

It should be noted that baked Brussels Sprouts must be eaten when they are warm because if they cool down, the taste is not so good.

You can also eat Brussels Sprouts baked in the oven with a little oil, lemon, and parmesan. There is also a famous soup, namely the Belgian soup, which contains.. by the way :)) Brussels Sprouts.

You can also prepare it with red sauce, as I prepared this vegan cauliflower dish. It is very delicious and also a healthy dish, which was quite difficult to introduce into my diet. But with that wonderful red sauce, I managed to love the cauliflower dish. It also goes well with a bechamel sauce.

For those who eat fish and seafood, baked Brussels Sprouts are also an excellent side dish.

Serving suggestion:

I love to serve this dish with tzatziki sauce, it is a culinary delight. Feel free to try this dish with your favorite sauce. Another super fresh dressing that I use for this dish is a mixture of Greek yogurt and mint and/or dill. Sometimes I replace the Greek yogurt with vegan yogurt or a vegan cream cheese…yummy!

Also, if you choose this delicacy for a healthy dinner, you can pair it with a glass of Merlot or Pinot Noir wine and of course with your loved one.

How do we choose and store Brussels Sprouts?

First of all, it is necessary to look at its color. This should be a fresh green, under no circumstances should it tend towards yellow or be yellow. It should also be hard to touch. It is preferable to choose the smallest cabbages as they are sweeter and more delicious.

This will keep in the fridge in a perforated paper bag for up to a week. The fresher you eat them, the less bitter they will be.




Benefits of eating Brussels Sprouts:

Brussels Sprouts have been avoided by us for a long time, but now it is having their moment of glory and has become popular both on children’s menus and in extravagant restaurant dishes. It is a very healthy vegetable and many studies have shown how many benefits its consumption brings us.

Brussels sprouts are low in calories (it is a dish that helps us replace caloric meals and therefore can help us lose or maintain our ideal weight) and contains a lot of fiber, vitamins (especially vitamin K*) and minerals.

*Vitamin K has the role of thickening the blood, therefore people taking blood thinning treatment are recommended to avoid or consume a small portion of Brussels Sprouts.

It is rich in antioxidants that prevent cell damage and is an important source of omega-3 fatty acids that can play a major role in maintaining brain, heart, and immune system health.

Brussels Sprouts are very rich in beneficial nutrients for our body, but many times there have been cases of poisoning with it because it was eaten uncooked. Therefore, Brussels Sprouts should only be consumed when it is cooked to avoid the risk of feeling sick.
Therefore, it is NOT advisable to eat raw Brussels Sprouts!

Enjoy this delicious recipe with your loved ones! If you know other techniques or delicious recipes for this cute vegetable, please do not forget to share them with me. I love to learn and try as many recipes as possible.


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