. . . . the British way. If you can count them they're still raw.
Campbell Ritchie wrote:They are compulsory at Christmas here.
According to my granddaughter, I have a plant even more dangerous. I think it needs to grow a bit first. Broccoli. (=calabrese)
Pearl Sutton wrote:Feel free to send me that hazardous plant, . . .
Campbell Ritchie wrote:They are compulsory at Christmas here. Ruth cooked some in the pressure cooker, above the water (in the steam only) for 3½min...
I have been to Worcestershire many times, and I lived in the Borough of Southwark many years ago. I have heard, “South-walk,” only ½mile from here.
Tim Holloway wrote:. . . Now say "Southwark". . . .
Campbell Ritchie wrote:What sort of mushrooms are they, R? Is it legal to send vegetables across the Pond?
That is even braver than a primary schoolgirl asking for sprouts.
Nicole Alderman wrote:. . . I was a teenager . . .
Paul Clapham wrote:
The customs forms I used to have to fill out asked whether I was bringing plants or animals into the country and I always wondered what I would answer if I had mushrooms in my bags. But it's always better to not try this sort of argument out on customs officers.
Campbell Ritchie wrote: Boiling them rather than steaming them may leach some of the flavour away, but no super‑taster will ever believe that .
A friend once cooked some sprouts in water in the same pressure cooker as potatoes, which need 6min. The sprouts were absolutely foul, devoid of texture and flavour, but not colour: pale rose pink
Tim Holloway wrote:. . . "boil them until they've lost all colour, texture and flavour".
Everybody knows most “flavours” are actually smelt.
I'm a super-taster, but cruciforms drive me off more by smell than taste. . . .
Good idea. I have probably tried that, but so long ago that I have forgotten about it. Ruth likes roast root veg, so it is worth a try next time we have the oven hot.
What I'd recommend in the case of brussels sprouts, actually, is to roast them. . . .
As in, “with a 7lb hammer to the back of the head,” when it is Brassica oleracea.
Tim Holloway wrote:. . . as in you sit down and it hits you when you eat it . . .