Feb 24, 2011

Simple Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts are a misunderstood vegetable. To many, their name evokes thoughts of strong-smelling, mushy, over-cooked little veggies their mother (overcooked) and fed to them as a child.

If it's been a while since you've met a Brussels sprout, I challenge you to do so with the following recipe. Easy, delicious and quick, this recipe will change the way you think about these tiny, green friends.

If that isn't enough convincing, Brussels sprouts are also a great source of nutrition. Check out these stats from fruitsandveggiesmorematters.org. Nutrition benefits: Low fat; saturated fat free; very low sodium; cholesterol free; low calorie; good source of dietary fiber; high in vitamin C; good source of folate.

Simple Sauteed Brussels Sprouts

1 pound fresh Brussels sprouts, sliced (remove the hard end with your knife first)
1 large shallot, chopped
1 large garlic clove, minced
3 tbsp olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste

Heat olive oil in non-stick skillet on medium heat . Add Brussels sprouts, shallot and garlic . Sautee for approximately five minutes, stirring frequently until sprouts are slightly softened but still hold a bit of crunch (they should retain a pretty green color) . Be careful not to overcook . Add salt and pepper to taste . Serve and enjoy