Sorry about the title of this post and it's possible misleading innuendo...
By this point in my life I have tried most foods and have definite "likes"... Likewise I have definite "dislikes" (only a few), brussel sprouts being one of the latter... I haven't had a "little head" since my Mom forced me to eat them and I nearly vomited on the dinner table, some 40-45 years ago. Every time I attempted to re-try them, the smell alone would put me over the edge.
I know, I know... Brussel sprouts are just like cabbage (which I actually love) only smaller and a bit more bitter. While at the grocery the other day, I decided to buy some (frozen) and give them another try. This time on my own terms, prepared in a way I thought I might like them (not someone else's recipe)...
They were AWESOME!
I even asked Michael if he was going to finish his, if not I would... Easy way to prepare them if anyone wants to try or retry:
. Defrost frozen heads (microwave works)
. Slice them in half from the base to the head
. Place in a mixing bowl, drizzle with olive oil to coat, and sprinkle with sea salt
. After tossing it a bit, throw them into a medium saute pan on medium high heat
. Let the edges brown a bit while cooking (about 10 mins)
I tried them this way, as I like to do the same with cabbage and figured the added salt may take some of the bitterness out after caramelizing the edges...
Happy Sunday from a newly converted "little head lover"!
Over and "Out" from Portsmouth, VA