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13th-Nov-2011 08:43 pm
crosseyed vulture
spiritualmonkey is loudly and vocally praising dinner... which is Brussels sprouts with smoked tofu and hazelnuts, based on the Caramelized Tofu recipe at 101 Cookbooks.

Um... who are you, and what did you do with my husband? I mean, the one who literally ate a hamburger for dinner every night from age 10 until he left for college? The one who's been known to taste a dish, wrinkle his nose, and remark, "It's kind of... vegetably"?

Not that I'm complaining!

Up next, the Golden-Crusted Brussels Sprouts, I think. Or maybe a salad with a vinaigrette, like the one at the Trappist (gateway drug to Brussels sprouts, it seems).
14th-Nov-2011 05:21 pm (UTC)
i read yesterday that brussel sprouts are less bitter than they were 20 years ago and that this has been done to make them more generally acceptable, which is not necessarily related to your post, but is an interesting tidbit.
14th-Nov-2011 05:47 pm (UTC)
*blinks* There are people who don't like Brussels sprouts?

(Okay, fine, I know there are a ton of people who hate them, but I've been enjoying them forever. Beets, okay, I stay away from those, but even raw Brussels sprouts are wicked cool. I'm glad you've introduced him to the finer things in life.)
15th-Nov-2011 06:44 pm (UTC)
I am Gwen and I was a Brussels sprouts hater. Til this lovely woman introduced me to a method of cooking which was not my mother's boiling them to nearly-unrecognizable. Thank you. I'm looking for some at the farmer's market today.

I love beets, too.

Also, the Screen Door in Portland's veggie sides menu is full of delicious ideas. http://screendoorrestaurant.com/
15th-Nov-2011 07:38 pm (UTC)

Boiling them for too long is nasty. They start to release sulphuric acid after a while, causing them to both smell and taste bad if they are in a pot of water that is covered by a lid.

Broiling them is something I have not tried yet but will have to.

Portland is an awesome city. In some other life I'll have to live there.
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