Roasted Brussels sprouts
The Easy Way To Prevent Brussels Sprouts Tasting Bitter
Brussels sprouts, a member of the Brassica family alongside broccoli and kale, are nutritious and budget-friendly, but their bitter flavor outweighs these benefits for some people.
To minimize bitterness, select smaller Brussels sprouts and peel off the outer leaves. Correct cooking methods and seasoning will also help transform them into a delicious dish.
Blanching Brussels sprouts for 1-2 minutes, then cooling them in an ice bath, helps mitigate bitterness. Halve or quarter them first to maintain texture and ensure even cooking.
Brussels sprouts can be roasted, sautéed, or air-fried for a crispy exterior and tender interior. Adding sweetness with maple syrup or brown sugar will enhance their flavor.
Using acids, such as lemon juice or apple cider vinegar, and fats like avocado oil or bacon fat, can both balance Brussels sprouts’ natural bitterness and enhance their crispness.