Healthy living

Brussels sprouts

New varieties of Brussels sprouts are not bitter. The unpleasant smell sometimes associated with Brussels sprouts is due to over-cooking. Use in vegetable side dishes, soups, stir-fries, salads and garnishes.

Selection

Choose small, compact and firm heads with bright green colour.

Storage

In an airtight bag in refrigerator crisper. Use as soon as possible after purchase.

Cooking

Boil or steam for 6-8 minutes.

Microwave in a single layer in a covered dish with 2 tablespoons water on high (100%) for 6-8 minutes until just tender, stirring after 4 minutes to ensure even cooking. If sprouts are cut in half lengthways they will be tender in approximately 4 minutes.

Serving suggestion

Toss cooked Brussels sprouts in a pan after frying a lean rasher of chopped bacon and a few breadcrumbs and chopped almonds.


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