Brussels sprouts are probably the most feared vegetable in existence. As a little kid you probably got grossed out when you heard the words ‘Brussels sprouts’. Let’s face it, the name even sounds disgusting. I would have probably given them more of a chance if they were called ‘baby cabbage’, or ‘baby lettuce’. We can always blame TV and school, because at some point you heard bad things about them like: “Ewwwwww Brussels Sprouts, yuck!” To this day you might still think they’re gross, and you might never have tried them!
Hey, I promise you that eating them is not a fear factor challenge. Quick story, I was at a friend’s house eating Thanksgiving dinner one year and for the first time ever, I was presented the opportunity to try some Brussels sprouts. My stomach turned and I was ready to just pass it over. But instead I put 3 little sprouts on my plate, and I actually had to tell my self, “it’s in your mind” and “give it a try, they might actually taste good”.
I forked one sprout and placed it on my tongue; the taste was just erotic! Pardon me for that analogy, but after eating the last sprout on my plate, I didn’t ask for more turkey, gravy, stuffing, yams, mashed potatoes, cranberries. Nope, I wanted more of those sexy Brussels sprouts! I ate every last one in the serving dish… Hell, I even told the kids that they were gross so I could eat more!
So, here’s your opportunity to give these nutrient-dense, delectable little buds a try for yourself…
You will need:
- Brussels sprouts
- Sesame Oil
- Soy sauce (I use low sodium)
- Maple syrup
- Black pepper
- start off by cutting off the brown ends of the Brussels sprouts and pull off any yellow outer leaves then cut your sprouts in half.
In a bowl drizzle over your sprouts about
- 1 tbsp of sesame oil
- 3 tbsp soy sauce
- 3-4 tbsp of maple syrup
- 2-3 cloves of garlic
- 1-2 pinches of pepper
Mix together gently to coat the sprouts in all the sauce!
Now set you pan on high heat. You’re going to want to hear a sizzle when you put your Brussels sprouts on the pan.Make sure to flip all your sprouts cut side down you really want them to brown up.They should be brown in about 5-6 minutes. If not, give it a little more time and flip them over for about 4 minutes on its back side then serve!
Try them, I’m telling you they’re as addictive as french fries!