It's the season for brussels sprouts

Yay!

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13/12/2012 at 08:21

Bubble and squeak would be better with mash and mushy peas rather than those dreaded bru.....brus....see, I cant even write the word

seren nos    pirate
13/12/2012 at 08:27

I have sprouts but could force one down to be polite.......

But cater...............musy peas...........I can't think what on earth could force me to take a mouthful of them

 

but the vegetables are not important.......Its the Turkey that counts................Mine is already bought and is over 21 lb............My mouth is watering at the thought of roast turkey

13/12/2012 at 08:30

Oh dear Seren, bru.....spr....and turkey. Not a good combination in my book. We are having duck, pork and gammon. If it were up to me there would be none of them big green things at the table. But obviously it's not up to me !!

13/12/2012 at 08:38

I love sprouts, one of my favourite vegetables.

13/12/2012 at 08:43

I'm at my works christmas lunch today so no doubt there will be a high presence of those pesky, green, smelly things

gingerfurball    pirate
13/12/2012 at 09:16

I love 'em....I like them boiled so that they're mushy, I like them lightly steamed so they're crispy, I like them stir fried with lardons and marsala - there's no real wrong way to have them 

13/12/2012 at 09:49

Sprout ice cream?

13/12/2012 at 09:50

Sprout crumble!

13/12/2012 at 09:56
I like sprouts, it's not Christmas without them
13/12/2012 at 10:30

I like them steamed   Might throw in a few lardons too.

Carterusm - they shouldn't be BIG, they should be small and therefore more tender and delicately flavoured  

I might have to get to Waitrose (at last! an excuse!) and try the red ones.

13/12/2012 at 10:35

I like them on the slightly mushy side too GFB - like eating bullets otherwise 

We will be having braised red cabbage at Crimbo too. Yum.  

The other week my OH slow-cooked a beef stew and just chucked a few leftover sprouts into it. After 3 hours in with the meat they were soft to say the least but thay tasted fab. 

He has been told to do the same again next time 

Edited: 13/12/2012 at 10:38
13/12/2012 at 10:49

I'll appoint myself brussels sprout monitor as usual - don't mind them boiled as long as they're not overdone!  Will be perfect accompaniment to this year's three-bird roast: turkey, duck, guinea fowl.  Mmmm!  Then if there are any left-overs, BS bubble & squeak with bacon.  I might suggest some smoked paprika, which I've been using a lot recently and goes very well with pork products generally.  I love Christmas.  It is all about food isn't it?!

13/12/2012 at 10:52

If it wasn't I wouldn't take part Phil 

13/12/2012 at 12:35

Was given cold brussel sprouts as a meze in Cyprus last year?!  Just WRONG!

13/12/2012 at 21:37

Mmmm ... just polished off a big plate of bubble n squeak. With half a dozen fish fingers on the side. All slathered in tomato ketchup.

Lurvely

Edit: This means I've scoffed a kilo of sprouts in two days. You might not wish to be near me at this time.

Edited: 13/12/2012 at 21:45
13/12/2012 at 22:01
*sprays air freshner*
13/12/2012 at 22:36
Works Christmas lunch today and as predicted there was a high presence of those green things. They look awful and smell dreadful but thankfully I haven't had the misfortune to taste one. I feel sick at the mere sight of them. Yuk. Muttley - I pity your other half tonight. !
13/12/2012 at 22:48
Par boiled then quickly stir fried with bacon and garlic, yummmmm!
On a scientific note it is apparently genetic whether you like them or not. Sub normal people find the taste bitter so will never understand the full glory of the sprout.
If you like sprouts do you like marmite? I love sprouts but can't stand marmite - might be another scientific study in the offing!
13/12/2012 at 22:49
PB. But why is Christmas all about food? Something I've never understood
13/12/2012 at 22:50
http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/blog/2011/nov/01/brussel-sprout-gene
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