Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pomelo and Star Anise

An unusual combination of pomelo, star anise and brussels sprouts feature in this recipe, but it works. Why anyone ever thought that boiling Brussels Sprouts was a good idea when there is the option of roasting them, is one of life’s great mysteries.

The citrusy syrup used to dress the salad, with its hints of spice, takes the edge off the natural bitterness of the Brussels Sprouts. If you can’t get Pomelo, use Grapefruit segments instead, and not as much lemon juice. Don’t discard any leftover sugar syrup – add it to fruit salads, or make a cocktail with it. Perhaps add it to a gin and tonic.

The salad takes a while to make, about 1.75 elapsed hours, but this includes the syrup cooling and then the pomelo marinating in it for an hour. The effort involved is not huge. And the flavours are definitely worth it.

This is an Ottolenghi dish from Plenty More – we are cooking our way through this book. We feel free to substitute ingredients that are not readily available in our local area.

It is Ottolenghi Cooking the Books day on the blog – one of two days per month where we publish the latest recipes we have tried in our project of cooking from Ottolenghi books – those we have cooked directly and those we have been inspired by. Currently we are cooking from Plenty More, but not ignoring his other books completely. Note that I often massage the recipes to suit what is available from our garden and pantry. For the original recipes, check his books and his Guardian column.

Are you looking for other Pomelo recipes? Try Pomelo Salad with Chilli, Coconut and Peanuts, Pomelo Salad with Asian Flavours and Pomelo and Carrot Salad.

For other Brussels Sprouts recipes, try Brussels Sprouts Risotto with Blue Cheese, Brussels Sprouts Salad, and cooking them a la Grecque – poaching them gently with other vegetables in white wine.

Browse all of our Pomelo recipes and all or our Brussels Sprouts recipes. Our Ottolenghi dishes from Plenty More are here. We have written about our experiences cooking through this book. Or enjoy our collection of easy Late Autumn dishes.

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Brussels Sprouts Salad

Raw Brussels Sprouts? Yes, it is a thing. And this simple salad celebrates them. They are shredded and mixed with a beautiful vinaigrette.

Simple indeed it is, and as quick as can be. Unusual, yes, but worth trying on your family. They may prefer it over cooked sprouts. Let me know! We don’t have Brussels Sprouts often, but this salad is popular with the folks at home.

It is a great salad for Late Autumn and Winter, when our usual salad ingredients – tomatoes and cucumber – are not the best of quality. This salad says cooler days.

Similar recipes include Brussels Sprouts Risotto with Blue Cheese, Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pomelo, Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Fresh Figs, Easy White Bean Salad, and Simple, French Cucumber Salad.usse

Or you can browse all of our Brussels Sprouts recipes and our many many Salads. Or explore our collection of Late Autumn recipes.

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