Brussels Pellets

3 comments

Here I am, back again! After surviving an examination, the desire and the time to get back in the kitchen came back…

Ingredients:
(serves 2)
100 gr of wholemeal instant polenta
double concentrated tomato, as needed
salt
oregano
13-15 Brussels sprouts
breadcrumbs (from wholegrain bread)
extra virgin olive oil

Method:
Clean the Brussels sprouts, cut their base and steam cook them for the time required.
Meanwhile, prepare polenta as directed on the package (by proportions, it took 0.4 liters of water per 100 grams of polenta I used).
Let it cool a bit and then mix it with the amount of tomato paste necessary to make it coloured and soft. Season with salt; add oregano or other spices you like.
This mixture will be quite easy to work, however you’ll need to wet your hands every time you’ll shape a new pellet. So … take a bit of polenta and spread it on the palm of your hand, place a Brussels sprout in the middle and wrap it with polenta. Roll it up with both hands, in order to make the polenta even all around the sprout … I do not know whether it’s clear :-D, I’m sorry, but having both hands sticky I couldn’t take pictures!
Pass the pellets in breadcrumbs and cook them in a skillet with a bit of oil (I put just a bit… I never fry anything, infact I’ll bake the remaining ones in the oven) until a crust is formed.
These are the pellets prior to cooking, breaded and not:

And here, after cooking:

This is the inside, with the Brussels sprout cut the right way (I mean, you see the base and it’s not cut diagonally, as probably happened in the first pic) … but this one is less decent than the others 😳

Chef: Petra from VeganBlog

  1. Cassandra78 28 January 2011 at 21:38

    This is a delicious way to have Brussels sprouts! I very much like them, but sometimes I’d like to prepare them in a different way, you know…this is fantastic!


  2. isla 29 January 2011 at 00:13

    the brussel sprout is a thing of wonder and beauty and no amount of polenta could possibly improve it. saying that i’ll def give it a go 😉


  3. EleonoraNW3 29 January 2011 at 20:32

    eh eh, I agree with isla… Brussels sprouts are perfect on their own, but this recipe is definitely worth trying 🙂



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