Choose Brussels Sprouts that are brightly coloured, with no yellow or brown patches. They should smell fresh and feel firm. Buy online at BuyFruit.com.au.
Brussels Sprouts are a cruciferous vegetable, related to both cabbage and broccoli. They offer the best qualities of both vegetables, having the deep green flavour of broccoli and a bit of the peppery bite of cabbage. They can be eaten raw or shredded in salads to preserve the peppery flavour. When steamed until just tender, Brussels Sprouts have a nutty, buttery flavour and delicate texture that will complement any number of dishes.
Choose Brussels Sprouts that are brightly coloured, with no yellow or brown patches. They should smell fresh and feel firm. Store Brussels Sprouts wrapped in plastic for up to three days in the crisper section of the fridge.
Preparation Tip: Brussels Sprouts often have a bad reputation, especially among kids, due to the fact that they are often overcooked which causes them to have a sulphurous smell and soggy texture. To get the most nutritional benefits and the best possible flavour, it is best to lightly steam them. Cut the Brussels Sprouts into quarters and let rest for five minutes. Steam the Brussels Sprouts for five minutes, until just tender, and serve hot with a drizzle of olive oil.