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Classic Brussels Sprouts
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If you’re unsure how to cook Brussels Sprouts, we have a classic recipe for you. Simple to follow and ready in under 30 minutes for perfect Brussels sprouts this Christmas.
1. Brussels sprouts cook quickly and taste best cooked till tender for a sweet, nutty flavour
2. The smaller the sprout, the sweeter the taste
3. Store brussels sprouts in a dark, cool place or fridge until ready to cook
4. Brussels sprouts grow attached to a thick stalk, they stay fresher for longer when kept on the stalk
5. Some people find that sprouts taste slightly bitter but they still remain a popular vegetable side dish for Christmas dinner
Prepare the sprouts the night before and store in a plastic bag. Brussels do not benefit from being kept warm, so cook them at the last minute and serve immediately, as they quickly lose both their colour and texture.
For more sprouts and festive recipes, visit our Christmas hub >
This recipe was first published in November 2003.