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Old 12-08-08, 11:46 AM   #1
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Lunchtime Themes!

"Killing them softly with .... Brussel Sprouts!"

My poor coworkers, hehe - I'm trying to eat the little smelly things as fast as ah can. People passing our office suite in the hallway are glancing back at me too.

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Brussel sprouts are awesome. Just gotta know how to cook them to get the bitterness out.
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Brussel sprouts are awesome. Just gotta know how to cook them to get the bitterness out.
They're from the frozen aisle - I can never get them to taste like fresh stuff. It's that easy "make your lunch" in the morning --- reach into freezer and pull out a bag of frozen vegetables ....
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Brussel sprouts are awesome. Just gotta know how to cook them to get the bitterness out.
mmmmm......brussel sprouts.... want... burned just a bit on the bottom to bring out the sweetness and then a touch of salt...
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...with olive oil and garlic stir fried..
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I like em sauted in butter.
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Leave em frozen for maximum food fight effect (their only useful purpose, IMO).
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Leave em frozen for maximum food fight effect (their only useful purpose, IMO).
Good thing none of us 4 kids thought about doing that, we would have surely caught hell!
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Frozen game hens are best for home defense. Fits perfectly in the hand, and is a good size to knock someone out cold.
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They had freezers back then?!?

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"Killing them softly with .... Brussel Sprouts!"

My poor coworkers, hehe - I'm trying to eat the little smelly things as fast as ah can. People passing our office suite in the hallway are glancing back at me too.
Tell them to come back in several hours. That'll teach 'em .

As to recipes-
1. Parboil whole sprouts for a minute or two, then add to a frypan in which you've sauteed onions and bacon (or fakon, if you're veggie). Add fresh-ground black pepper (and whole cashews or pecans, if you're feeling adventurous) and saute till the sprouts caramelize, then deglaze with a splash of balsamic vinegar. Add just a bit of dark brown sugar and cook until everything thickens up a bit, then serve.

2. Toss whole, trimmed sprouts with light olive oil (EV oil will smoke) and Kosher salt and fresh-ground black pepper. Roast in a single layer at 400F for about 30mins, stirring frequently to get a nice caramelization all over.

Either of these goes nicely with a bulgur wheat pilaf or other hearty grain dish.
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<sprints for cover behind a large flame-proof and frozen food proof object>
I am with you. I did not realize Hell was that old.

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I love brussel sprouts!! My absolute favourite veggie. Sauteed in olive and garlic is very happy. But I like them best simmered until just cooked. Heaven! No one else around here agrees so I get them all to myself - hehehehehehe.
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"Killing them softly with .... Brussel Sprouts!"

My poor coworkers, hehe - I'm trying to eat the little smelly things as fast as ah can. People passing our office suite in the hallway are glancing back at me too.

barf.....
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...with olive oil and garlic stir fried..
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I really like brussel sprouts


On someone elses plate!

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I Brussel Sprouts!

I like them lightly boiled with lemon juice in the water. Sautéed with olive oil and garlic sounds extra good.
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My salami and cheese sammiches make my coworkers wonder if I eat anything else at all for dinner.

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This would make an excellent sig ^
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