..Brussel Srpout, I am so curious about you!

Japan
March 8, 2012 7:43pm CST
hahaha ok don't make fun me guys, I know I have seen this picture of grape like vegetables, my husband can't manage to explain it to me coz he is laughting about me making face so curious about this green ball hahaha.. Have you guys tried it? what kind of cooking can you do on this brussel sprouts?? Is it good? what does it taste like???
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@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
9 Mar 12
Brussel Sprouts are little cabbages and they can be good. I do like them from time to time just not too many of them. They are healthy for you though. I think in a buttery sauce makes them taste more appealing and keeps them a bit moist. You can get them prepackaged.
• Japan
9 Mar 12
Hi SC, I am actually thinking of getting a cabbage and eat em like I am eating brussel sprouts haha since most of you here said its taste like cabbage and it's a cabbage haha
@smacksman (6074)
9 Mar 12
They look like tiny cabbages - but taste very different. Yum!
@much2say (39274)
• United States
9 Mar 12
Brussel spouts are one of those vegetables I didn't grow up on. My mom never made it - and neither than anyone else we knew (I guess it's not a food that people typically serve their guests?). I did get the impression that many people did not like them. BUT - after 40 some years, I tried it for the first time about a couple months ago. We went to a Japanese / Italian fusion restaurant - and my husband ordered a side of steamed vegetables (it didn't say what veggies on the menu - it just said seasonal vegetables). And out came a plate of steamed brussel sprouts, spinach, and carrots. Tasted like there was a bit of butter. It was so plain, but sooooo delicious . . . even my 2 year old enjoyed it!! So we hit the store and my son found the brussel sprouts . . . they happened to be on sale, so we got some and tried to recreate the restaurant version at home. It was very easy to prepare. To me, it sort of tastes like cabbage with a little more flavor - hmmm, hard to describe as anything else. I don't understand why people don't like it . . . but hey, to each their own, right?!
• Japan
9 Mar 12
Hi much2say, I bet you were been busy nowadays I haven't seen you around hehe. I am now excited to try this brussel sprouts. I don't know why my hubby dislike it. I think they are cute too haha I will try to find this brussel sprout at commissarry and I hope I can find one
• Southend-On-Sea, England
5 Aug 12
We eat them a lot here in the UK and they taste best when, while still growing in the field, they've had the frost on them. They are a vegetable which people seem to love or hate. It's difficult to describe exactly what they taste like, as they have a taste all of their own. It's quite a mild flavour, a bit like cabbage, but different also. You can boil them in a little lightly salted water, steam them in a vegetable steamer...you can cook them with nuts, various different flavoured sauces or boil them then mash up with potato and fry (called bubble & squeak in the UK). I personally prefer them just boiled in lightly salted water until they are soft, but still firm, then drained really well and covered in good gravy. I also like them boiled and drained in the same way but leave out the gravy this time, then covered with grated cheese.
@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
5 Jun 12
Brussel sprouts are about the only veggie i don't like. I love cabbage but sprouts are just too strong tasting for me.So many people seem to really like them but not me.
• Germany
9 Mar 12
Brussel Sprout tastes a lot like cabbage, but the smell is more powerful I think. My husband doesn't like it, therefore I don't cook it, but I think you should definitely try it, at least once. You might like it. It's also pretty healthy, if it's prepared properly;).
@smacksman (6074)
9 Mar 12
Snap off the stem. Trim the base and cut a cross in the base. Take off the outer two leaves. Boil for 10 mins (or like my mother for hours! haha), drain and serve. Delicious! When growing they need a good hard frost to get the taste. Mild countries can't grow them. And as said above, they are a bit like fartychokes. Make sure you can open the windows!
@cupkitties (7175)
• United States
9 Mar 12
I don't like them, but my step mom has made them some times. I believe she steams them. Any way, they taste like a shoe and I would know this because I tasted a shoe once.