Brussels sprouts rarely hold a good image because of their sour taste. With grilling season arriving, why not try converting bitter Brussels sprouts into something delicious? Try roasting them as it really helps make them taste better, and the process is easy to do.
Why Roast Brussels Sprouts?
There are several advantages to grilling Brussels sprouts. The high heat caramelizes the vegetable’s sugars, increasing the sweetness. It even adds a smoky flavor. They offer many health benefits when eaten, like having healthy skin and stronger muscles, preventing disease, curing eye problems, and reducing wrinkles. So, if you didn’t like them before, it’s time to give them another chance.
● 1 pound Brussels sprouts
● 3 tablespoons of olive oil
● 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
● 1 tablespoon dry mustard
● 1/4th tablespoon of black pepper
● 1/4th tablespoon of crushed kosher salt
● Some fresh parsley for dressing
● Some grated parmesan for garnish
Preparing Brussels Sprouts
Before cooking the meal, give the vegetable a good rinse to remove any dirt or germs. Cut down the ends of the sprouts and trim all the leaves. You can even blanch them if you’d like. It is basically a process of boiling Brussels sprouts for a minute or two and then instantly cooling them down in a bowl full of ice. Once you are done rinsing and blanching them, start the grill to medium-low. Take a bowl and start mixing all the ingredients – Brussels sprouts, olive oil, garlic, mustard, salt, black pepper, and parsley. Now, you have three methods of grilling the vegetable according to your liking.
● Using Skewers – Take the mix and start placing them on the metal skewers, leaving half-inch space between all. Grill them by turning them around until appropriately cooked for 10-15 minutes. Garnish them with grated cheese, and they are ready to be devoured.
● Using Foil – Chop the prepared sprouts evenly, place them on foil, and slightly crumble the edges of the sheet. Put the foil directly on the grill for about 15-20 minutes until turned crispy and golden. Use cooking gloves to remove the tin foil after cooking.
● Grilling Directly – Simply put the Brussels sprouts on the grill, making sure they don’t slip out. Roast them for about 10-15 minutes, dress them with parsley if you’d like, and you are done.
You can either eat Brussels sprouts alone or throw some barbequed chicken or steak into the mix.
Located in the South Pacific at about 750 miles from Australia, New Caledonia is a mesmerizing tropical island, which should be on any traveler’s bucket list.
Where France and Pacific Meet
The island is a special collectivity of France, meaning while being autonomous, it’s dependent on France and all its inhabitants are French citizens. In the past, New Caledonia was a French penal colony and part of the French Empire.
New Caledonia has a population of approximately 271,000 and spans over an area of 7,172 square miles. Noumea is the island’s largest city and capital. Locals use the CFP franc as their currency.
Part of the mostly submerged continental fragment of Zealandia, New Caledonia has separated from Australia around 66 million years ago. It has two peaks that are almost identical in height – Mont Humboldt (5,308ft) and Mont Panie (5,344ft), and which greatly affect the island’s climate. On the east coast, New Caledonia is covered with lush vegetation while on the west coast, the landscape is much drier and features eye-catching savannahs.
New Caledonia Is Smaller Than Its Largest Lagoon
The island is home to a 9,300 square miles lagoon, which is one of the largest in the world. It’s surrounded by the picturesque and magnificent New Caledonian Barrier Reef, the longest continuous barrier reef on the planet, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
New Caledonia is regarded as a biodiversity hotspot by many scientists. It’s home to numerous unique species that are endemic to the island, meaning they can’t be found anywhere else on earth.
The mixture of Melanesian and French cultures offers visitors a unique experience. Whether it’s scuba diving, hiking, fine dining, or sunbathing on tropical beaches, New Caledonia is little-known heaven on earth that can offer all these activities and more to its guests. And the best part is that visitors don’t have to deal with large crowds since few people know about the island.