Having a healthy diet is a problem in the United States. With more and more people becoming overweight, managing the right foods and the right diet all comes down to making healthy foods appetizing and tasty. This requires we change how we traditionally prepare many kinds of healthy food.
Thankfully, there are dozens of recipes out there that can make even the blandest vegetables tasty and delicious. With that in mind, lets take a moment to consider Brussels Sprouts and how you can cook them if they are already frozen.
What Are Brussels Sprouts?
A vegetable that consists of many small buds that are similar to cabbage in shape by a fraction of the size, Brussels Sprouts are edible and very nutritious. An excellent source of vitamin K and vitamin C, Brussels Sprouts include good amounts of omega-3 fatty acids, phosphorus, potassium, vitamin B1, dietary fiber, choline, copper, and manganese. In addition, they make an excellent vegetable side to many other dishes, helping to add a crunchy and soft experience to an otherwise boring plate.
How Can I Cook Frozen Brussels Sprouts?
While the simplest method can be simply boiling or microwaving the Brussels Sprouts, there are far tastier options out there. The first involves either leaving them out, microwaving, boiling, or rinsing until the Brussels Sprouts are no longer completely frozen. Once you have loosened them up a bit, cut the Brussels Sprouts into quarters.
Start the oven at 400 degrees. Now Brussels Sprouts alone may not be that appetizing. However, with the right herbs, ingredients, and toppings, you can make them really tasty. In a large bowl add all of the Brussels Sprouts, as well as some olive oil, salt, and pepper. With your hands or a mixing spoon, make sure all of the Brussels Sprouts are completely covered. In addition, for taste, consider adding garlic powder, diced garlic, onions, basil, oregano, and any other spices you think might work out well. Once everything is mixed, take the Brussels Sprouts out of the bowl and put them onto a tray with tinfoil. After spreading them out on the tray, put the tray in the oven and let cook. Check every 10 minutes on their progress and consider turning them over if one side is too burned.
With this simple recipe, you can make an otherwise underwhelming yet nutritious vegetable into something few people will forget.