August 2, 2021

How to Trim and Prepare Brussels Sprouts

How to trim Brussel Sprouts? This is one of those things that absolutely must be learned the hard way if you want your sprouts to have a long shelf life. There are several different ways to trim your sprouts, so I’ll give you a few different ones and then talk about how I do it as well.

How to Trim Brussel Sprouts

The first thing you’ll need for how to trim brussel sprouts is a bowl or pot to put the leaves in. You’ll also need water to soak the leaves in. The water should be at room temperature. Once the leaves are soaking, remove them from the water and place them in the bowl with the water. This will prevent them from absorbing water from the bowl and cause you a problem down the road. These little buggers can grow pretty big!

Now it’s time to make your favorite sauted brussel Sprouts. For how to trim brussel sprouts the first step is to remove all of the leaves from the middle of the stalk. This will allow you to use a sharp knife to cut through the center of the plant. Do not cut through the stem of the sprout, as it will keep the leaves from soaking. After cutting through the middle of the plant you can then move on to removing any seeds and the center of the bulbs.

These are some of my favorite, super easy recipes for brussel sprout. I like to serve these sprouted cabbages along with sauerkraut or potato salad. I have also used them in a variety of different foods including meat, pasta, potatoes, peas, as well as in salads. They can also be used to serve as a dessert. Just freeze the sprouted leaves and mix together with desired ingredients.

For an extra added treat try roasting the sprouted leaves with butter. You can add some onion and garlic to the mixture for some delicious zesty taste. I usually put these roasted Brussels sprouts on a baking sheet and bake them in the oven until they are done.

If you do not have red wine vinegar or lemons available, don’t worry. You can also use a variety of other great ingredients for your brussel sprigs. One popular addition is garlic. You can soak the cloves of garlic and use them to make delicious garlic chips. You can also add chopped dried Rosemary, thyme, or sage to the mix for a zesty twist on brussel Sprouts.