Due to some health issues I’ve mentioned lately, I’m trying to get more veggies and leafy greens into my diet. Today I was at the store looking for some quick meals and I saw a pack of frozen Brussels sprouts with butter sauce. I’ve only eaten them once in my life before, but I remembered them being tasty, so I bought the pack and heated it up to eat a little while ago.
My memory has not forsaken me - they are tasty. They’re slightly more bitter than cabbage, but softer and more chewable. I like them and want to eat more of them. I’m sure that freezing and microwaving them kills some of the nutrients I might get from fresh sprouts, but I’ve never cooked them before and I don’t know how to handle them or how to cook them.
Is there any essential prep you need to do with fresh sprouts before cooking them? What is your favorite way to cook them? I’m reading that sauteeing them in bacon grease is delicious if not necessarily the most healthful way to eat them. What accompaniments would you recommend to enhance the flavor?