Brussels sprouts are pretty much known for their nutritional benefits. However, with enormous health benefits comes the dislike for its taste. It is not a hidden fact that each one of us hated Brussels sprouts somewhere as a child; even though we acknowledge those puerile dislikes, we seldom tend to go back to recipes we once hated. But, when the recipe of smoking Brussels sprouts is pulled off correctly, even the kids would be delighted and might ask for more of it. Let us find out how you can add flavor to the Brussels sprouts.
The time required
Smoked Brussels sprouts is easy to make and does not consume much of your time. Hardly, given a cooking time of 30 minutes and they would come out as the best childhood memory ever.
Brussels sprouts are considered to be loaded with nutrients(they have got to cover up the flavor, anyway). Here is a little insight into what they have to offer:
- Calorie count at 56
- 4 grams of fiber
- 4 grams of protein
- Vitamins A, C and K
- Some amount of manganese and folate
That is a lot, by the way.
Here is a little list of what can be kept handy while dealing with smoky flavored Brussels sprouts:
- A pound of Brussels sprouts which would serve approximately four people
- Some kosher salt
- A teaspoon full of garlic salt
- 1/8 teaspoon full of pepper that is cracked
- 2 tablespoon loaded with extra virgin olive oil
If you got all of these, you are ready to move further with this recipe
The smoking procedure
Lending a smoky flavor to Brussels sprouts is one of the easiest tasks in this universe, involving no knowledge of landing Apollo 11 on the moon. Just stick to the steps that follow and pull off a great dish:
- Fire up your charcoal grill and allow the thermometer to register a preheating temperature of 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
- While the charcoal grill heating is in process, clean your Brussels sprouts under running water and ensure that the bases have been cut off from each of them.
- Create some indentation into the bases.
- Toss these sprouts in a large bowl.
- Use extra virgin olive oil to drench them.
- To this, add kosher salt, garlic salt, and pepper according to taste.
- Use some vegetable oil to oil the grill.
- Transfer the Brussels sprouts to the grill and spread them out evenly.
- For about 30 minutes, let them absorb the flavor of charcoal smoke on the grill.
- After having done that, take them off the grill and place on the platter with their tender smoky flavor.
- Enjoy watching your kids savor on something they hated so terribly, but not anymore.
The ordinary Brussels sprouts have now been turned into a delicacy that caters to all tastes. It may now seem pointless not to consider cooking them. So, get up!