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Simple Brussels Sprouts

A quick and easy way to cook Brussels Sprouts - avoiding the smell and slimy texture...


Serves 4 as a side dish

  • Up to 30 Brussels sprouts


  1. If the sprouts are still on their stem, gently snap them off.
  2. Wash the sprouts and remove any yellowing leaves.
  3. If you think there might be bugs in your sprouts, soak them in warm, salted water for 10 minutes. This brings the bugs out... Rinse well before cooking.
  4. If you want, you can trim the stalks, but this is only really needed on large, mature sprouts.
  5. If you have a mixture of large and small sprouts, slice the largest ones in half, so they take the same cooking time as the smaller ones.
  6. Then either boil them for 5-8 minutes or steam them for up to 10 minutes. Don't over-cook them, or they'll go stinky and slimy...
  7. Either serve as they are, or peel - use gloves!

Time From Cupboard-To-Table

15 minutes

Notes & Variations on Simple Brussels Sprouts

Over-cooking creates slimy sprouts. Don't do it!

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