Q: One of the most common questions that people have about cooking Brussels Sprouts is can you microwave brussel sprouts?
A: The short answer is yes. Brussel sprouts do not have enough water-soluble vitamins to overcook in the microwave.
There are many different ways on how to microwave Brussel sprouts.
First, you want to put your Brussel sprouts in a sauce pan of water and bring the water to a boil. Cook for about 6-7 minutes or until the Brussels start to get tender but not mushy.
Remove them from the pan and place them on paper towels to drain any excess water.
Then, place the Brussels back in your saucepan and cook them at full power (800 watts) for 3-5 minutes, depending on what sort of intensity you want.
Remember, you can always cook them longer, but you cannot cook them shorter.
All you need to do is cook your sprouts for about 3-4 minutes at full power (800 watts) to put this method into action.
I do not recommend cooking them for longer than that because the sprouts may end up overcooked.
After you have cooked them for about 4-5 minutes, take them out of the microwave and pour a little water from the saucepan into a bowl.
Pour the Brussels back in the saucepan, cook for 2 more minutes, then remove from heat source.
Remove the Brussels once again and drain them.
Next, place your Brussels back in the saucepan and continue cooking for about 3 minutes at 50% power (400 watts).
Remove from the heat source, drain excess water and continue cooking for another 2-3 minutes at full power (800 watts).
This is a method that is mostly used for cooking my brussels sprouts. The only difference is that you don’t boil them beforehand.
You cook your sprouts in the microwave at full power (800 watts) for 3-5 minutes.
After you have finished cooking them, drain off any excess liquid accumulated and add a touch of olive oil or butter to the Brussels.
Then, place the pan on a stovetop burner and brown your sprouts for about one minute or so at medium heat (medium-power).
After about a minute has passed, remove your pan from the heat source and serve.
If you want to cook your brussels sprouts at higher power (2000 watts), then you can do so. Just remember that they will be done very quickly, so you can either boil them or make sure that you have the stovetop burner on low or medium heat.
This method is slightly different from the previous ones because it uses the oven to finish off the Brussel sprouts.
To use this method, preheat your oven to 450 degrees and cook your brussels sprouts at full power (800 watts) for about 5-7 minutes.
After 5-7 minutes have passed, remove your pan from the oven, place it on a stovetop burner and brown them for 1-2 minutes.
Then, add some olive oil or butter to them before serving. If you cannot brown the sprouts on a stovetop burner, you can skip this step as well.
In conclusion, we have been able to answer the question can you microwave brussel sprouts?. You can do almost anything with brussels sprouts in the microwave.
Now that you have seen how simple it is to cook them in this manner and how much more effective it is than pan-frying them, you should be more inclined to do so.
You will be amazed at the delicious taste and texture you can achieve from cooking your brussels sprouts this way.
Now go ahead and start using this method to start living a healthier lifestyle at home.
No need to spend any more money on your favorite expensive Brussels sprouts when you can make them at home for only pennies on the dollar. You will be glad that you did.