5 Ways to Re-Imagine Brussels Sprouts

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By F&W Editors Posted February 03, 2015

Here, five innovative (and easy) ways to take brussels sprouts to the next level.

Here, five innovative (and easy) ways to take brussels sprouts to the next level.

1. Brussels Sprout Spaghetti
In a large nonstick skillet, heat 1/4 cup olive oil. Add 3 cups thinly sliced brussels sprouts and 1/2 pound loose pork sausage and cook over moderately high heat until cooked, 5 minutes. Stir in 1 cup panko and cook for 3 minutes. Stir in 2 tablespoon snipped chives; season with salt and pepper. Stir in 1/2 pound cooked spaghetti, drizzle with olive oil and serve.—Kay Chun

2. Thai Brussels Sprout Salad
In a bowl, mix 1/3 cup lime juice with 3 tablespoon fish sauce, 3 minced Thai chiles and 1 tablespoon raw sugar. Add 5 cups sliced brussels sprouts, 2 chopped Honeycrisp apples and 1 cup mixed chopped cilantro and basil and season with salt and pepper.—Kay Chun

3. Roast Chicken with 40 Brussels Sprouts
Rub a 4-pound chicken with olive oil; season with salt and pepper. Roast in a pan at 450° for 30 minutes. Add 40 brussels sprouts, 2 tablespoon cubed unsalted butter and 1 teaspoon caraway seeds. Roast for 20 minutes, until the chicken is cooked. Stir 2 tablespoon lemon juice into the pan; let rest for 15 minutes. Carve and serve.—Kay Chun

4. Brussels Sprout Tortilla
In a large ovenproof nonstick skillet, heat 2 tablespoon olive oil.Add 3 cups sliced brussels sprouts, 1 small thinly sliced baking potato and 1 small sliced red onion; season with salt and pepper. Cover and cook over moderate heat for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in 10 large beaten eggs and 1 teaspoon pimentón. Bake at 375° for 10 minutes. Top with scallions.—Kay Chun

5. Brussels Sprout with Sausage and Cumin
In a large nonstick skillet, heat 2 Tbsp. olive oil. Add 14 halved brussels sprouts and season with salt and pepper. Cover and cook over moderately high heat until golden, 4 minutes. Add 2 sweet Italian sausage links (casings removed) and 1 tsp. each dried oregano and cumin. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until the sausage is cooked, 3 minutes. Stir in 1/4 cup fresh orange juice and 1 taspoon honey and toss to coat.—Ana Sortun

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