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violet eyes

Sprouts are not just for boiling...

What else can you do with sprouts other than boil them and serve as a veg. Sprouts are so very good for us as we are often told, so I would like to try them served in other ways.
Have you a favourite recipe for sprouts. Has anyone tried them with pasta or rice or pastry dishes maybe? Help me out please.

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Katrina B

Brussels - The much Maligned Vegetable!

Well, what can I say the Brussels Sprout is a versatile vegetable. Where would Boxing Day be without cold turkey and ham, pickles and Bubble and Squeak made from left over mash and Brussels!

You can slice them thinly and with sliced spring onion, grated carrot, mayonnaise and a dusting of salt and pepper for a winter coleslaw.

The secret of good Brussels Sprouts are their freshness - they should be firm, bright green and glossy. If they are not, don't buy them!!

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Queen of Puds

Sprouts

Gak

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SonyaK

Sprouts

If 'Gak' means the same as 'Yuk' then I agree!!

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Honey

Sprouts

We love sprouts. On Christmas Day we enjoy quartered stir fried sprouts with red onion, crispy bacon and chestnuts.

H x

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violet eyes

Sprouts are not just for boiling...


I like the sound of the winter coleslaw Katrina, I will try that one out as soon as I see some nice looking fresh sprouts, I might even add some cranberries. And yes bubble and squeak has always been a favourite it's worth cooking sprouts just for making it.

Honey your stirfry recipe looks tasty and quick to cook.I once saw a recipe for oven roasted sprouts on tv, I've found the recipe so that's another one to try.
Thanks.

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Yummy

Sprouts

we have a family "Broth" recipe (stop reading now Honey :) ) which includes whatever meat we have had and celery with the chopped tops, carrots, onions, leeks and sprouts......it just doesn't taste the same without the sprouts so they are a must, whatever time of year we make it, mixed herbs and barley. It is always yummy.

But the sprouts are imperative !!!

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violet eyes

Sprouts are not just for boiling...

Nice one Yummy, I'll give that a try too.

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Kilmory

Sprouts

Delia has a recipe for sprout and potato soup which is good for sprouts past their best.

This is an AWT suggestion I think. Heat walnut oil in a pan and fry sprouts until slightly browned and then add a couple of tbsp. boiling water and put the lid on and steam until to your liking.

I add them to a vegetable casserole towards the end of the cooking time to give it some crunch.

I also like them shredded and quickly stir fried. I'm going to try the sprout coleslaw too.

Kilmory

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sam from worthing

Spouts


Sliced and stir fried with ginger and garlic and sesame seeds.

Sliced, stir fried with tender stem broccolli and peas.

sliced steamed over a pan of boiling potatoes, and stirred through mash. for a cottage pie/shepeherds pie topping or along side toad in the whole.

fried bacon and onion then halved sprouts added to the frying pan, served with anything from pork chops, to stuffed chicken breasts.

brussel sporut gratin mixed with onion slices bacon and sliced potatoes.

we LOVE sprouts.

they are little tiny power balls of goodness.

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violet eyes

Sprouts are not just for boiling...

Thanks for all those recipes and ideas. I will try some as soon as I've bought some sprouts :o)

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violet eyes

Sprouts are not just for boiling...

Made the winter coleslaw, it was very nice . It looked good too mainly because sprouts are a darker green in colour than the usual white cabbage. I also added some of the craisins to it.
Those craisins are getting everywhere.

 
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