It’s still festive holidays here in my family. It’s just so wonderful that everyone is so relaxed and happy. My hubby and I went for badminton with friends yesterday. Badminton is my best sport. It is team playing and great fun. All of us enjoyed it very much. Games and sports bring friends together too, apart from food. Besides, after all the parties this past week, it’s time to burn off the extra calories.
As for my cooking, I told myself I must learn at least a new dish before the year ended, one that I didn’t like before. Brussels sprouts came to my mind. I ate in a friend’s place a couple of years back and hated it since then. I wonder how on earth anyone would eat such vegetables. It was bitter and hard and really didn’t taste good at all to me.
However, recently I read a blog that said that Brussels sprouts must be baked and not stir fried or boiled. I forgot what the reason behind that is and can’t remember the name of the blog. A couple of weeks ago I saw a beautiful picture of a plate of cooked Brussels Sprouts with Mustard and Honey on Angie’s blog.
The ingredients looked very delicious to me. I tried to cook it the day before for my party. All I remember was honey and mustard. I was very disappointed I had no access to internet to check that out then. That’s the real challenge. In the end I made up my own. It turned out surprisingly good and everyone liked it very much, including my family.
Several of my friends said they never liked Brussels sprouts but this dish had made them change their mind. In fact I cooked it again yesterday. The recipe is very simple. I cooked it a little differently.
coriander (washed and cut)
light soya sauce
Remove the Brussels sprouts from its stalk.
Wash and cut the Brussels sprouts into half. Spread them out on a baking tin and bake in the oven at 180 degrees Celsius for about 15-20 minutes.
While the Brussels sprouts are baking, make the sauce. Slice the bacon into small pieces and fry them. You can also use the chunky ones. Add the honey, mustard, light soya sauce and coriander. Mix well and turn off the fire. When the Brussels sprouts are baked, remove from the oven and pour into a mixing bowl or pot. Add in the sauce, mix well and serve. We had it with fried noodles and chicken curry yesterday. It was a simple but delicious meal.
I’m glad that I didn’t give up on this beautiful and delicious Brussels sprouts. I’m happy that I ended the year well cooking a dish that I had never liked.
Note: I’m not too keen on mustard so I didn’t add a lot of it. I added more honey. So, please adjust the seasonings according to your taste.
Is there a dish that you dislike and thought you would never like it again? Do you think you would try it again a different way like what I did? Please share, add and comment in the comment box below.
Quote of the day……
”Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing.”