On January 3, 2019 we harvested Brussel sprouts in -1º Celsius weather. Do you know how they grow? Brussel sprouts are certainly underrated. Enjoy the short film. I am including a recipe that is easy to prepare, delicious, and will make brussel sprouts a favorite, even among those who say they don’t like them. Trust me!

  • Brussel sprouts have 0 fat, loads of vitamin C and K, and moderate amounts of B6.
  • Brussels sprouts help activate cancer-fighting enzyme systems in your body.
  • Eating more Brussels sprouts may support your heart health and lower your risk of cancer and chronic inflammation.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Garlic

The recipe is by Mark Bittman from the Cooking section of The New York Times.

Yield: 4 servings.

Time: 45 minutes.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Garlic
Andrew Scrivani for The New York Times

If you haven’t yet figured out a go-to recipe for brussels sprouts, this simple dish is the answer. It results in sweet caramelized brussels sprouts that will make a believer out of anyone.


  • 1 pint brussels sprouts (about a pound)
  • 4 to 6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, to coat bottom of pan
  • 5 cloves garlic, peeled
  •  Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar


  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees. Trim bottom of brussels sprouts, and slice each in half top to bottom. Heat oil in cast-iron pan over medium-high heat until it shimmers; put sprouts cut side down in one layer in pan. Put in garlic, and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  2. Cook, undisturbed, until sprouts begin to brown on bottom, and transfer to oven. Roast, shaking pan every 5 minutes, until sprouts are quite brown and tender, about 10 to 20 minutes.
  3. Taste, and add more salt and pepper if necessary. Stir in balsamic vinegar, and serve hot or warm.


  1. I love the video! I love brussel sprouts! I eat them frequently. I slaw and saute them with garlic, olive oil and a sprinkle of Berbere. Delicious!
    I will make them with your recipe. Thank you for sharing. We have now lots of star fruits. The star fruit tree is going crazy! We are very grateful for the generosity of the tree.

    1. Author

      Star fruit! ¡Carambola! One of my favorite fruits and most refreshing. You can buy them here in Zürich but first, it is not the same as in the tropics or subtropics and two, we generally don’t buy food that has traveled loooong journeys to get here. Can you please share a picture of your carambola harvest?

  2. Superb recipe! And nice film as well, especially the curious dog :-)

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