If you can’t stand Brussels sprouts, you were probably born that way. We all came with a pair of genes with the roll-off-the-tongue name of TAS2R38, and it provides the code to our bitter flavor receptors. Some copies of the gene make you taste the bitter, some don’t, and if your DNA includes two of the bitter-tasting versions, you probably hate Brussels sprouts. I used to tell people that these Brussels sprouts, caramelized to a dark brown, mellowed with onion, and flavored with mustard, would convert anyone, but I may be wrong about the supertasters.
I adapted this from a version served at clarklewis when Morgan Brownlow was the chef. The cooks there told me to use more butter and mustard than you think you should, and while I’ve switched it to olive oil, the advice still holds.
Trim the sprouts of any brown leaves, then cut them into halves or quarters lengthwise. The flat surfaces brown much better, and the sprouts cook more quickly.
Cook them over medium high in olive oil, turning regularly so that all sides get nice and dark (most of the Brassica family of vegetables do well with high heat and are hard to actually burn). When the sprouts are well-browned, add some shallots and turn the heat down to medium until they’re soft. Stir in a lot of stone ground mustard, cook for another 10 minutes, and eat.
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Wellspent Market and Fulamingo are excited to announce an extra special free sake tasting event this Friday from 5-7pm, inside Wellspent Market!
We are thrilled to welcome Chris Johnson, the national ambassador for World Sake Imports to Wellspent Market. Chris is one of the most knowledgeable people about sake that we’ve had the pleasure of spending time with, and he has generously offered to share both his knowledge and selections from his amazing sake portfolio with Wellspent Market and Fulamingo customers. Fulamingo has coordinated with Chris to select five special sake to pour and teach about this Friday evening.
This event is free, but it is limited in capacity and RSVP only! We only have 15 spots available, and we’ll be sending out the RSVP link on Thursday, so keep your eyes peeled.
Proof of vaccination will be REQUIRED to attend this event.