Brussel sprouts facts and general
information about brussel sprouts.
Planned Kids Cooking Curriculum
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Brussel Sprouts are Available:
Brussel Sprouts grow from Late fall-winter
How does it Grow:
They grow like their relatives cabbages and broccoli. Small heads
sprout and are harvested.
What to Look for When Buying:
Brussel sprouts look like miniature cabbages. They should be heavy
and tightly closed with no blemishes and no yellow color.
Brussel Sprouts Facts- Storage Tips:
Store in the refrigerator crisper section
How to Cook:
Boil, fry, cook in a casserole or steam. My favorite way is to cut
in half and place on a cookie sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and
season with salt and pepper. Roast in a 450 degree oven for about 5
minutes or until tender.
High in Vitamin K and Vitamin C. Brussel Sprouts are a cancer
fighting vegetable. They are also high in folic acid and fiber.
Brussel Sprouts with Lemon Dressing
Bring a large pot of water to boil. Place Brussel sprouts in pot and
continue to boil 3-5 minutes. Smaller sprouts =less time whereas
larger sprouts should take more time. Dont overcook as they will
lose their nutrition and flavor! Prepare dressing:
Juice of one lemon
Salt & pepper
1/3 Cup fresh parsley, chopped or 1-2 Tablespoon dried
2 teaspoons vinegar
Squeeze lemon and pour juice into bowl. Add other ingredients and
pour over brussel sprouts.
Simple Brussel Sprouts
In a large skillet melt butter and sauté one garlic clove in
butter. Cut Brussels Sprouts in half and place cut side down in
the butter. Let cook 3-5 minutes until tender. Test the tenderness
by sticking a knife in the sprout. It should be able to pierce
through the sprout easily.
Brussels Sprouts with Sweet potatoes
1-2 sweet potatoes peeled and cut in 1 inch cubes
3/4 lb. Brussels sprouts
1 Tablespoon butter
1/4 cup chicken broth
1 Tablespoon brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
2 Tablespoons chopped nuts
Boil sweet potatoes in water. Cook until sweet potatoes are tender
or you can insert a fork easily in a cube. Drain and set aside. Cut
Brussels sprouts in half and cook in boiling water about 5 minutes.
Drain. In saucepan, adults can melt butter. Add cooked sweet
potatoes, cooked Brussels sprouts and add remaining ingredients.
Cook several minutes.