Cooking Brussels sprouts. Brussels sprouts are small, round vegetables that look like tiny cabbages and are often green (sometimes purple) in color. You can cook Brussels sprouts in many ways, such as boiling, steaming, roasting, and sautéing. However you cook Brussels sprouts, we have cooking times and temperatures for you! Translation in French: choux de Bruxelles.
How do I cook Brussels sprouts?
- Preparing Brussels sprouts
- Cooking Brussels sprouts in a pot (in water)
- Cooking Brussels sprouts with a steamer
- Cooking Brussels sprouts in an oven (roasted)
- Cooking Brussels sprouts in a pan (sauteed)
Preparing Brussels sprouts
Prepare Brussels sprouts before cooking them: Wash them and remove any damaged or yellowed leaves. Cut off the stem end (or what’s left of it). Depending on your recipe or the size of your Brussels sprouts, you can slice them in half lengthwise.
Boiled Brussels sprouts
Cooking Brussels sprouts in a pot. Boiled Brussels sprouts are a quick and healthy way to cook them. Here are easy instructions to follow to do so:
1. Bring a pot of water to a boil and add the sprouts.
2. Cook for 5-7 minutes, or until they are tender.
Steamed Brussels sprouts
Steaming Brussels sprouts is another way of cooking them (without adding any fat!). To steam Brussels sprouts:
1. Fill a pot with a few inches of water and place a steamer basket inside.
2. Bring the water to a boil and add the sprouts to the basket.
3. Steam for 5-7 minutes, or until they are tender.
Roasted Brussels sprouts
Cooking Brussels sprouts with a steamer. To roast Brussels sprouts:
1. Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).
2. Toss the sprouts with a little oil and place them on a baking sheet.
3. Roast for 15-20 minutes, or until they are tender and caramelized.
Fried Brussels sprouts
Cooking Brussels sprouts in a pan. Sautéing Brussels sprouts gives them a great taste: you can even add onion and chopped bits of bacon for extra flavor. To sauté Brussels sprouts:
1. Heat a little oil in a pan over medium heat.
2. Add the sprouts and cook for 8-10 minutes, or until they are tender.
Brussels sprouts are packed with nutrients and are a great source of vitamin C, vitamin K, and fiber. They also contain antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds that may have numerous health benefits, including reducing the risk of cancer and improving heart health.