How to prepare Brussels sprouts

How to prepare Brussels sprouts
Brussels sprouts are delicious. On this site you'll find many recipes that use these versatile vegetables. Here is all you need to know about preparing and cooking them.
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Last modified on: February 6th 2022

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For 500 g, you will need:
  • 1 Brussels sprouts 600 g Brussels sprouts
  • Total weight: 600 grams

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How long does it take?
Time required for this recipe:
PreparationCookingStart to finish
33 min.7 min.40 min.
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Step by step recipe

Stage 1
How to prepare Brussels sprouts
Each sprout needs to be prepared individually.

Stage 2
How to prepare Brussels sprouts
Start by cutting off the base...

Stage 3
How to prepare Brussels sprouts clear away the stalk.

Stage 4
How to prepare Brussels sprouts
Then "peel" the sprout by removing the outer leaves...

Stage 5
How to prepare Brussels sprouts
...until it looks neat and clean.

Stage 6
How to prepare Brussels sprouts
If you intend eating the sprouts raw, now they are peeled they are ready to be sliced or shredded (for Brussels sprout salad for example).

Stage 7
How to prepare Brussels sprouts
If you are going to cook them, they are generally too big to cook well whole.

It is better to cut them in half lengthways...

Stage 8
How to prepare Brussels sprouts
...or even into four.

Stage 9
How to prepare Brussels sprouts
Now the sprout is ready for cooking.

Stage 10 - 30 min.
How to prepare Brussels sprouts
Prepare all the sprouts like this.

Stage 11 - 7 min.
How to prepare Brussels sprouts
You can follow the cooking instructions in your recipe, but two-stage cooking is one of the best methods.

First, boil in salted water until barely tender.

Stage 12 - 3 min.
How to prepare Brussels sprouts
Then finish rapidly with a little butter and chopped shallot.
It is important that cooking should be no longer than absolutely necessary to preserve the attractive green colour.
1 or 2 days in the fridge, covered with plastic film.
Home made.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
288 Kcal or 1,206 Kj24 gr42 gr3 gr
14 %9 %4 %<1 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
48 Kcal or 201 Kj4 gr7 gr1 gr
2 %2 %1 %<1 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
How much will it cost?
  • For 500 g : 2.70 €

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