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Brussels sprouts

Brussels sprouts aren't really baby cabbages, but are in the same plant family.

How to Select

Choose firm, compact, bright green brussels sprouts heads. Buy on stalk when possible.

How to Store

Refrigerate brussels sprouts in a plastic bag with some air holes up to 1 week. Freeze: Blanch, cool, and freeze in plastic bags.

How to Prepare

Cut round sprouts from stems. Trim off yellow outer leaves. Rinse in cold water. Boil, microwave, or steam until tender. Bake, saut, or braise. Add to soups, stews, and casseroles. Toss with pasta, garlic and oil. Good served with butter, salt and pepper, with grated cheese, or with lemon juice and almond slivers.