Brussels sprout is a variety of wild cabbage that contains vitamins and nutrients that are needed by the body. Some of the nutrients that can be found in this vegetable are vitamin C, phosphorus, folate, vitamin E and magnesium. Aside from these, the vegetable is also rich in riboflavin, thiamine, zinc and niacin. To get all these nutrients, it is essential that you learn how to cook Brussels sprout properly. To guide you, featured below are recipes that you can always use if you want to prepare a scrumptious and hearty meal for your family.
Brussel Sprout Salad
This appetizer is very healthy since it contains 15 Brussel sprouts. The other ingredients needed for the recipe are eight strips of bacon, a cup of champagne dressing and a clove of finely chopped garlic. Fill a large pot with water. Put the sprouts and wait for the water to boil. Transfer the vegetables in a small bowl. Heat a skillet and pour a teaspoon of olive oil. Fry the bacon strips for two minutes over medium fire. Arrange the bacon strips in the bowl and add the garlic. Top the salad with the dressing and chill for 30 minutes. Garnish with chopped parsley.
Brussels Sprout and Chicken Stir Fry
The ingredients for this recipe are two tablespoons peanut oil, two cloves minced garlic, four cups of sprouts, ½ cup of chicken broth, 1 ½ cup of sliced sweet red peppers, two boneless and diced chicken breasts, ½ cup sliced scallions and two teaspoons minced fresh ginger roots. Heat a tablespoon of peanut oil in a pan. Add the sprouts and garlic. Stir fry and add the red peppers as well as the chicken broth. Cook for two minutes to three minutes. Cover the dish and steam for two minutes. Remove the sprouts from the pan and transfer to a bowl.
In another pan, heat the remaining oil. Stir fry the chicken breasts and add the ginger and scallions. Continue frying until the color of the meat turns golden brown. Add the vegetables in the pan and cover. Cook the dish for five minutes. Remove the cover and transfer the dish in a clean bowl. To enjoy the dish at the most, it is best served over a cup of rice or a cup of noodles. This is very easy to prepare since the preparation time for the dish is less than 30 minutes. The dish serves up to six individuals.