Thursday, December 20, 2012

Scottish recipes - Simple Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts.........mmmmmmm

Brussels Sprouts

A lot of people are scared of Brussels sprouts but we love these as a great side vegetable with Turkey on Christmas Day, or indeed any time of the year

People are also heard saying Brussels sprouts can only be enjoyed if roasted and "burned" this is nonsense, you can enjoy them as they are boiled and tossed in Butter

I promise you will like them

This is a simple recipe using only Brussels sprouts, butter and fresh ground pepper

You will need

Brussels sprouts
1 tbsp Butter
fresh ground pepper
pinch of salt

  • First clean the Brussels Sprouts and then cut the stub off the end, and pull off the small outer leaves 
Brussels Sprout

  • Using a knife carefully cut a cross on the end this will help the end to become tender once cooked
Brussels Sprout
Brussels Sprouts

  • In a large pot, boil up some water and add a pinch of salt, add the Brussels sprouts and simmer for 10 minutes until softened but not mushy
Brussels Sprouts 

  • Drain water from pot and add butter and fresh ground pepper to taste to the pot, and stir until butter has melted and has evenly coated the Brussels spout
Brussels Sprouts

  • Place into a serving dish and enjoy while warm

Brussels Sprouts


Scottish Word of the Day Baw - Ball

(These Brussels Sprouts are round like a Baw)


  1. I can't say I ever had brussels sprouts, but they look really good! Do they taste like boiled cabbage?

    1. They taste like a stronger version of cabbage, similar but stronger, oh and delicious :)

  2. Brussel sprouts are not many peoples favorite food but I like them. I knew someone that cut them in half and fried them in butter. Not healthy but very good.

    We may have met by chance...but we become friends by choice.

  3. I'm too lazy, go for the frozen version myself!

  4. Cooking brussel sprouts to make them taste good is an art, I'll have to try this method!
    I usually cut mine in half and pan fry them with olive oil and a little bit of balsamic vinegar.
    Glad to have found you from the show your stuff link swap!

  5. I am so glad I found this (clicked over from Classy Clutter Spotlight Saturday). I rejoined Weight Watchers (I'm a lapsed lifetimer, lol), and have promised myself to try new vegetables. I have turned my nose up at Brussel Sprouts for years, but love cabbage so I will be giving this a try. Thank you!


  6. Glad to see brussel sprouts making a comeback! Thanks for sharing at Foodtastic Friday!

  7. In any case, dissimilar to most vegetables, Brussels sprouts are somewhat high in protein, representing more than a fourth of their calories. spruitjes roerbakken

  8. Add some crispy bacon pieces and toasted cashews to the cooked brussels and warm through.


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