Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Brussels Sprouts - Simple, Easy and Delicious... If you cook them right!

Brussels Sprouts.   As a child, the mere mention of this would make you cringe.  Was there anything more disgusting?   Well, that is what I always thought….  

.. Until someone I know told me they had a great way to make Brussels Sprouts .    I didn’t believe him, but I reluctantly gave it a try….   And I was AMAZED!  Who would have thought that these vegetables that I used to despise could taste so good?

Brussels Sprouts
Brussels Sprouts are not only good for you....
They also taste GREAT!
( So long as you don't over cook them )

After some reflecting, I figured out why they didn't taste good to me as a kid.   I discovered this when I went to Whole Foods Market and got Grilled Brussels Sprouts and they were as nasty as I remembered.   So, what made the ones I made different than the ones I got at Whole Foods?

The secret is so obvious.    Over cooking.    Same thing with broccoli or string beans.    When you cook the vegetable to the point it is olive green, you just ruined it.   Brussels Sprouts are no exception.

So, this is what I do now, based off of the advice from a friend, to make amazing Brussels Sprouts.


  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Garlic Powder
  • Sea Salt
  • Olive Oil


  • Slice the sprouts length wise in half.
  • Place on a baking sheet flat side up and drizzle Olive Oil on top of each sprout.
  • Sprinkle each sprout with Garlic Powder or Granulated Garlic and sea salt.
  • Bake in the oven 350 degrees for 20 minutes to a half hour.   They may look toasty or charred a little.
  • Remove and enjoy!
That’s it!    Simple is best!

I promise you, if you give this a try, you will absolutely change your mind about this wonderful side to your meal!   Not to mention the health benefits of eating Brussels sprouts….


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