Monday, November 24, 2008

Brussel Sprouts for Thanksgiving


Isn't this a gorgeous head of brussel sprouts. This is one of the reasons I love shopping for produce at my local farmer's market. We've got a small refrigerator and I had to seriously make room for this lovely green vegetable. I was told that I could also use the leaves for a soup. I had no idea that brussel sprouts came like this. My local supermarket charges an outrageous amount for a third of these and not as fun to look at. 



I'm looking forward to making my brussel sprouts mixed with water chestnuts.

8 comments:

  1. Wow! That's a first! Like you, before today, I'd no idea how this grows. I'd imagined a vast field of teensy cabbage heads! Thank you!

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  2. tempting....socrates said avoid soups as they will induce hunger and u will end up eating junk food; but considering that this sprouts r so tempting..!!! good post..

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  3. I want to know how your soup will come out. Hmmmm. I drove down Glenrose to get a sense of things. All was peaceful it was a beautiful quiet morning....................................................Liz

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  4. This brussel sprout post has caught some attention. Martha Stewart had Emeril on yesterday and he made a great dish with brussel sprouts from the same vine/branch as this. Unfortunately, because I'm the queen of channel surfing, I missed the beginning of his demonstration and tips for cooking with these green jewels.

    As for the soup- I didn't have the time to make. I did take a bite and it had a bitter taste to it. I'll have to look up some recipes that include BS leaves.

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  6. Happy holiday weekend for you ... though we don't celebrate thanks giving here in Spain i think it's a wonderful celebration.
    Hugs.

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  7. Happy Thanksgiving to you all! We are enjoying these four days with my husband. We had a great day at the park yesterday and we had it all to ourselves. Probably because a lot of people were off Christmas shopping. I was happy to have the park to ourselves.

    A smile and a hug!

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  8. I love brussels sprouts in soup. I make a chicken soup with them and usually just cut them in half and toss them in. I have never heard of a soup with water chestnuts though. Sounds yummy!

    I have never used these off the stalk though. I just buy them from the grocery store already separated from the stalk.

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