Saturday, February 16, 2013

Steamed Brussels Sprouts

Brussesl sprouts are a favorite winter vegetable, available fresh in most grocery stores and I can buy a 2 lb bag at Costco during the winter.  Today, I am steaming them in my double boiler with the steamer tray.  I added 1/2 inch of water in the bottom pot and placed the cleaned and trimmed fresh Brussels sprouts in the steam tray (the one with the holes that fits on top).  Once the water starts to boil, set your timer for 10 minutes and keep and eye on them so they don't boil dry.

The strong flavor of the Brussels sprouts goes best with plain meats or spicy sausages.   Brusssels Sprouts are a good source of Thiamin, Riboflavin, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus and Copper, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Vitamin B6, Folate, Potassium and Manganese.
If we have any leftovers - I like to add them sliced (cold) to a tossed green salad for the next day's dinner or lunch.  

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