1lb of organic Brussels sprouts.
This miniature cabbage may have been cultivated in Italy during the reign of Roman emperors. Brussels sprouts got their name from the city in Belgium in the 1200s, when they were first reference. In the 1800s they migrated with European farmers into the U.S.
Brussels sprouts are a cool weather crop with a nutty, earthy taste and the appearance of miniature cabbage heads. Place them into a very small amount of water, steam, drain, and served immediately with a little salt to achieve the best flavor. To keep the nutrients, flavor, consistency, color and, most noticeably, the aroma optimal, cook until just tender and avoid overcooking.
Try serving steamed Brussels sprouts as a side dish with a honey mustard or cheese sauce. Or roast them and toss together with toasted pine nuts, freshly grated parmesan cheese, olive oil, and balsamic vinegar.