Brussels Sprouts, Sautéed; sunrise, partie deux — 7 Comments

  1. Beautiful sky! We’re like you that we’re set so by the time I see the sun, daylight has already broken.

    I had a fairly well rounded vegetable upbringing. Between my dad’s mom and her pasties and my mom’s mom and her Rumbledethumps among others, I grew up on the rutabaga and turnip and other green veggies a lot of kids don’t taste when they’re young. I love brussels sprouts. Sometimes, I’ll grate them on my mandoline and use them as a salad base. Sometimes I roast them in the oven with a little balsamic and olive oil. I’ll give these a try 🙂

    • I like them grated and raw, too. They are incredibly versatile. We were in a very small town so choices were either from our garden, the neighbor’s garden or canned. And my mother liked to grow flowers, not food lol

  2. Beautiful sunrise!!

    My mother adored Brussels sprouts. So did my dad. I loathed them as a child. (We never had cabbage – my dad must not have liked it.) Aside from carrots, they were almost the only vegetable we had that wasn’t canned.

    It wasn’t until I was a young adult on a date where the fellow (chef-trained) made dinner for us. He asked in advance if there was anything I wouldn’t eat. I sheepishly told him (no pun intended) that I didn’t care for lamb. So. When I arrived at his apartment and saw the Brussels sprouts, I lied and said that I LOVED Brussels sprouts. And mercifully, I did love his recipe for them which was not unsimilar to your recipe. …it turns out that if the sprouts haven’t been boiled for 15 minutes until they are grey, they are delicious.

    (Mom did learn how to cook other vegetables correctly after I left home when she discovered the wonders of frozen vegetables, but she never did learn to make Brussels sprouts right.)

  3. We had carrots and cabbage year round, green beans and sweet corn in summer, but otherwise all canned. Except for the occasional treat of rutabagas.
    We never had lamb because my mother had pet lambs as a child…. My mother was fussy lol

  4. I like Brussel sprouts sliced and stir fried in a wok with water chestnuts and ginger …highly recommend x

    • That does sound delicious. Ginger is easy to find here but not water chestnuts. I can easily get bamboo shoots, but I miss water chestnuts.