Brussels sprouts resemble tiny cabbages and are packed with fiber, vitamin C and potassium. These small vegetables may have a poor reputation as being one of the least-liked ones around, but with the right preparation, they can be quite tasty. Using chicken broth is one way to cook your Brussels sprouts to bring out their flavor and combines well with your favorite herbs and spices. Look for bright green Brussels sprouts with unblemished outer leaves for the most nutrient-dense and flavorful side dish.
Rinse your Brussels sprouts under cool running water and drain in a colander. Trim the hard edge from the bottom of each sprout using a sharp knife. Pull off any loose leaves.
Place the chicken broth, herbs and seasonings into a large saucepan and whisk to combine. Carefully add the Brussels sprouts.
Turn the heat to medium high and bring the chicken broth to a boil. Cover the saucepan and reduce the heat so the sprouts simmer slowly. Simmer the sprouts for 10 minutes, or until they are easily pierced with the tip of a sharp knife.
Remove the cooked Brussels sprouts from the pan using a slotted spoon and place into a serving bowl. Include some of the cooking liquid if desired.
Season the Brussels sprouts with salt and pepper and serve hot.
- "How to Cook Everything: 2,000 Simple Recipes for Great Food"; Mark Bittman and Alan Witschonke; 2008
- "Vegetables," Culinary Institute of America