Members of the cabbage family, Brussels sprouts range from 1 to 1-1/2 inches in diameter. Look for small, firm sprouts with compact, bright-green heads—the smaller the head, the sweeter the taste. Avoid soft, wilted, puffy, or dull-colored heads, as well as those with loose or yellowish leaves. Choose sprouts of similar size so they'll cook evenly.
• Brussels Sprouts Gratin
• Brussels Sprouts with Bacon, Garlic, and Shallots
• Brussels Sprouts with Currants and Pine Nuts
• Brussels Sprouts with Honey-Glazed Pearl Onions and Capocollo
• Chicken with Brussels Sprouts and Mustard Sauce
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