Wondering How to Clean Brussels Sprouts? Here’s the quick information and easy steps to show you how! Brussels Sprouts will taste better when they are cleaned properly before cooking them. Plus, an easy recipe for Sautéed Brussels Sprouts is included to get you started.
Facts about Brussels Sprouts…
- Brussels Sprouts resemble little mini cabbages.
- They are part of the cabbage family.
- Loaded with high levels of nutrients, including vitamin C, fiber, and protein.
- Brussels sprouts are delicious when roasted with pancetta or bacon like our easy recipe for Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon & Parmesan Cheese. SO flavorful … it is a great recipe!
*You can follow along with our “step-by-step” tutorial on how to make “Sautéed Brussels Sprouts” or jump down to the bottom for our full recipe card.
How To Get Started…
You need ONE 16-ounce bag (454g) of fresh Brussels sprouts.
Then follow these easy steps, and you will be able to enjoy fresh Brussels sprouts with a variety of recipes.
How To Clean Brussels Sprouts? (2-Easy Steps)
This is a simple method of cleaning your Brussels sprouts, and with just 2 easy steps:
STEP #1: CUT OFF ENDS:
- Remove them from the package. Then take each one, cut off the ends, and discard them.
- Next, discard some of the outer leaves that have fallen off, especially if they are bruised, brown, or black.
STEP #2: GIVE THEM A GOOD RINSE:
- Submerge them in a bowl of clean cold water. Allow them to soak for a few minutes, then rinse off any remaining soil particles.
- Then allow them to drain in a colander.
Now your Brussels Sprouts are ready for any recipe!
*Quick Tips for Storing and Freezing…
1. TO STORE: It is best to spin out excess water after rinsing them. You can do this with a salad spinner. Then transfer these little Brussels sprouts to a ziplocked plastic bag and keep them chilled in the refrigerator until you are ready to cook them. They will stay fresh, for up to 2 days. Then use them in your favorite recipes.
2. TO FREEZE: After they have been properly prepped, and rinsed. Dry them with a paper towel, and place them in a sealed container or a plastic bag and freeze them. They are good to freeze for up to 1 month.
RECIPE For: How to Make Sautéed Brussels Sprouts?
For this easy recipe: we sliced them in halves and used only a few ingredients to flavor them with some onion, garlic, seasonings, and honey.
(*Full recipe card included!)
FIRST: Saute the onions and garlic with some olive oil. Saute them until they are softened and translucent.
SECOND: Toss in the sprouts. Add the seasonings. Continue to cook until they are golden brown, stirring occasionally.
FINAL STEP: When Brussels sprouts are done, turn off the heat. Taste and adjust the seasonings. Drizzle over them while they are still hot, with the honey. Stir to combine. Then serve.
With our easy-to-follow steps to clean them, you will be able to enjoy Brussels sprouts for years to come.
Here are some delicious recipes for Brussels Sprouts:
- Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Parmesan Cheese
- Easy Brussels Sprouts Soup
- Oven-Roasted Brussels Sprouts Carrots and Broccoli Casserole
- Sautéed Brussels Sprouts with Quinoa Brown Rice & Wine
Additional “How To” with vegetables…
- How To Clean Broccoli Properly
- How to Grill Zucchini Perfectly
- Blanching and Steaming Vegetables
- How To Clean Swiss Chard
- How to Clean Artichokes (+video)
- 16-ounce bag (454g) of fresh Brussels Sprouts
- 2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
- 1 small onion - diced
- 1 garlic clove - diced
- 2 Tbsp. butter
- 1/8 tsp. of crushed red pepper flakes
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1/2 Tbsp. honey
- Cut off the ends of Brussels Sprouts and discard them. Submerge them in a bowl of cold water for a few minutes. Then drain.
- On a cutting board, take each sprout and slice each one in half. Set them aside.
- In a large non-stick skillet, heat on moderate heat, and add the olive oil. Next, toss in diced onion and garlic. Stir and sauté until the onion is translucent and softened, about 5 minutes.
- Toss in the Brussels Sprouts and the butter. Season with crushed red pepper, some salt, and black pepper. Sauté the sprouts until they are golden brown, about 10 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- When Brussels sprouts are done, turn off the heat. Taste and adjust the seasonings.
- Drizzle over them while they are still hot, with the honey. Stir to combine. Then serve. Serve warm.
- Yields: 4 servings
Serving Size:1 serving
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 176Total Fat: 13.2gCarbohydrates: 14.4gFiber: 4.7gSugar: 5.4gProtein: 4.2g
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