Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Sprout-centric

At the grocery store last week, Andy and I found brussels sprouts for $1.45 a kilo. They're usually at least $6 a kilo, so this was a Very Good Deal. So naturally, we grabbed a 1400 grams. So we've been eating brussels sprouts with every meal. Sadly, we've used them all up, but here are two of the uses we put them to.

 Our favourite, and most common way, of having brussels, is roasted in the oven. These ones were bite-sized, so we left them whole. Tossed in olive oil, salt and pepper. We also sometimes add lemon juice, or garlic, or herbs. Always delicious. On the plate with the brussels - an epic plate, I will admit - is roasted beetroot, roasted corn, and Balsamic Roasted Veggies (recipe from Urban Vegan).

This is a sad, unflattering photo, but the food was very good to eat. This is a caramelised onion & brussels sprout quiche. The quiche filling I used is from VegNews, which involves cooking 1 1/2 cups of besan in 4 cups of water, flavouring with black salt, and letting it thicken and then cool before baking. The result is probably not that eggy, but is pretty delicious. And brussels sprouts were really good in quiche - something I was originally sceptical about.

What is your favourite way to eat brussels sprouts?

8 comments:

glutenfreehappytummy.com said...

I bet that tart was so good! It sounds so delicious! thanks for sharing!

Nadine said...

There are no good ways to eat brussel sprouts!! actually I've never tried roasting them, and that looks good. Also, apparently shredded in a stirfry with garlic is nice too - in the same way you would cabbage.

Kari said...

I am rather embarrassed to admit that brussels sprouts are something I have never been able to like. I think I need to try again. It seems like such an adult food to like, and of course it's so good for you too!

Mel said...

Yum, I think my favourite way to eat them is roasted, they are also nice shredded and added to stir frys. I wasn't a fan of sprouts until a few years ago and now I love them. My next post will be about sprouts too - mine cost about $2 a kilo and I thought that was a good deal, your deal was a very good one indeed!

Joey said...

I love brussel sprouts, unequivocally. Christmas dinner isn't Christmas dinner without them. Anything that involves new ways for sprouty goodness gets a thumbs up!

I like this recipe for a good sprouty dish: http://www.guardian.co.uk/theguardian/2007/nov/24/weekend7.weekend3

Hannah said...

I love brussels sprouts roasted, though when I was in Germany I ate bags of them raw for ten days, because oh dear heavens I needed vegetables and they were available at the Aldi nearby and the hostel had no cooking facilities. I really really would rather have had that quiche!

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Mel said...

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