Best Brussels Sprouts recipe

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  1. Bay Pisco Shark
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    Ingredients:
    1 stalk fresh brussels sprouts
    1/2 lb bacon
    1 medium onion
    1 red or yellow bell pepper
    Pepper and garlic powder, to taste

    Saute bacon with onion and bell pepper, Add seasoning. When bacon crisp, take brussels sprouts and toss them in the trash can. Serve seasoned bacon with onions and peppers.
     
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    A similar recipe works for liver.
     
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    You mean, throw the liver in the trash? (that would be my approach)
     
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    Exactly.
     
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    I actually love brussels sprouts. I also love bacon, but I am mostly meat-free these days. Reading this makes me think I understand how some ex-smokers feel when seeing others puff on a cigarette... ;)

    Liver, on the other hand... hasn't been forced upon me in at least 30 years, and I am fairly certain I won't ever eat it again.
     
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    It was never really forced on me, and I've only eaten it in the form of fois gras and terrines in French restaurants, but I could never stand the aroma of liver being cooked.
     
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    I've been roasting brussels sprouts with shallots, and then tossing them with lime juice and fish sauce. My whole family goes nuts for it.
     
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    Do you serve it with, uh, Schnitzel? ;)
     
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    Joe Allen on Miami Beach used to have a great liver and onions dish with bacon on top.
     
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    Not coated lightly in batter, perhaps with bread crumbs, and pan fried like the famous veal dish in your username?
     
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    That also does sound pretty good, but I usually reserve that treatment for baby artichokes . . .
     
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    I like baby artichokes sliced thin and pan fried in olive oil, Spanish tapas style. They can be seasoned with pepper, a bit of garlic, etc. but I prefer them simple.

    ADDED: Some small pieces of truffles make a nice garnish, but my one of my favorite restaurants in Barcelona serves them simply in the bar, in a basket lined with brown paper.
     
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    OK. That works for me. Gotta try that soon. Got some in the fridge.
     
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    Lovely. Artichokes are yummy. Sounds great for another thread. :) Don't detract from the vomitous stench of the brussels sprouts of this thread. :p
     
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    I think that's the liver.
     
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    You too - start a skanky liver thread :p
     
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    You might think that Brussel sprouts should be served with waffles and chocolates, but they are best accompanied by shark, especially the Bay Pisco species. ;)
     
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    OK, substitute real garlic for the powder stuff, slice the brussels sprouts and add them to the pan, toss a bit, add sliced figs (fresh better, dried ok), a wee splash of water and cover to steam the sprouts. Once they're steamed, add a light sprinkle of balsamic vinegar and you have brussels sprout Nirvana.
     
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    So thank you, Bay Pisco Shark, for inspiring me to cook up a batch of brussels sprouts tonight. Since my wife is sick, I had free choice in dining options. Here's my recipe:

    Ingredients: 1 box of Green Giant (tm) frozen brussels sprouts in butter sauce

    Preparation: pop in the microwave and nuke for six minutes. Dump it on the plate. Optionally grind some fresh pepper and salt over it. Box has 2 1/2 servings for a total of 150 calories. Eat it all. Goes fine with cheap red wine. You'll be hungry afterwards, so be prepared with a pint of Ben & Jerry's ice cream. I recommend Cherry Garcia :D
     
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    I recommend that you drain the butter sauce off, eat the butter, throw the sprouts away, and drink lots of the wine to keep the blood from getting clogged.
     
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    It probably was "I can't believe it's not butter" butter given the calorie count. Too lazy to get up and look for the box; there's still some wine I need to take care of.
     
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    Perhaps that's why he likes them so much now.
     
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