Raw Brussels sprouts
17 Ways To Add More Flavor To Brussels Sprouts
Roll In Cheetos
Although it might seem strange, Cheetos are the texture upgrade your Brussels sprouts need. You can also use crumbled Doritos, Takis, or Fritos.
Cheetos provide a satisfying crunch and burst of savory flavor. Either roll your roasted Brussels sprouts in crushed Cheetos or add them back into the oven to crisp up even more.
Add Bacon
The easiest way to add bacon, or pancetta, to your Brussels sprouts is to chop it up and add it to your Brussels sprouts as they're baking or roasting.
You can also use both ingredients for a bacony Brussels sprouts hash or make bacon-wrapped balsamic Brussels sprouts.
Pomegranate Molasses
Pomegranate molasses will breathe new life into your Brussels sprouts. It can be drizzled on meats, salad, seafood, and veggies like sprouts.
For the best flavor, drizzle it directly onto the sprouts after cooking. Alternatively, you can also candy the sprouts by simmering them in the sweet, acidic liquid.
Grill Them
David Chang's flavorful tip for making Brussels sprouts is always to blast them with high heat. They will develop perfectly charred spots with a deep, caramelized flavor.
To grill sprouts, pop them in your microwave for about three minutes to steam the insides, then add halves to skewers and grill for a couple of minutes on each side.
Brighten With Lemon
Bright, tangy lemon juice provides an acidic element to your sprouts that balances out the flavors, especially when working with sweetness or spice.
For a more prominent citrus flavor, zest the lemon right before serving it. For the best flavor, use fresh lemon juice rather than bottled varieties.