Big fat sprouts

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Thursday 3 January 2008 2.49pm
I love sprouts.

I went to The Pommeler's Rest the other day for liver and bacon - which included 4 large sprouts.

All the sprouts tasted mildly of Mustard - and I was hoping that the Pomms had not "recycled" them from another diner (who loved mustard), and eat them anyway.

My point is that, last night, I had some sprouts and the big fat ones had a slight Mustard flavour! - I have never noticed this before.

Can anyone else confirm the Mustard taste of big sprouts?

Thursday 3 January 2008 2.59pm
I have a feeling that Mustard and sprouts are from the same family.

I may Google this and see if I am if there is any doubt ;-)
Thursday 3 January 2008 3.09pm
Hmmm - Mustard sprouts and Mustard brocolli. no longer a need to check the best before date on the Mustard in the fridge!
Thursday 3 January 2008 3.10pm
Wow - now that would explain the Mustard taste, would it not?

But how come it's only the big fat sprouts that exhibit the said Mustard taste?
Thursday 3 January 2008 3.18pm
Perhaps the taste only developes as it matures?
Thursday 3 January 2008 3.24pm
I've just put mine on to boil ready for Sunday roast.
Thursday 3 January 2008 3.31pm
I buy frozen ones and then nuke 'em for about 5 mins - they taste really fresh and require no trimming and cutting.

I think frozen sprouts are much more fresh than those bought at Tesco (for example).

And of course, the big fat ones seem to taste of Mustard - perhaps that shows they are mega fresh!
Thursday 3 January 2008 3.59pm
Heston Blumentahl (sp?) says you should break them up and blanche the leaves.

I like them with butter and carraway seeds the best, yummer!

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