Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2005/04/05

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Subject: [Leica] thank you for the sprout recipe
From: at (Douglas Sharp)
Date: Tue Apr 5 08:41:39 2005
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Philippe Orlent wrote:
> True.
> We call that technique (translated in English): frighten them :-)

Same in Germany Philippe - Rosenkohl abschrecken - I believe however the 
correct term is actually French, Blancher (or something like that?) to 
Blanch (posh English cooks)or Blanchieren (posh German cooks do it too).
I like them with bacon bits fried with a finely chopped shallot or 
spring onion added and a pinch of freshly coarse ground black pepper.
My wife likes putting nutmeg on them, IMO it ruins them.
>>From: Douglas Sharp <>
>>Reply-To: Leica Users Group <>
>>Date: Tue, 05 Apr 2005 15:41:05 +0200
>>To: Leica Users Group <>
>>Subject: Re: [Leica] thank you for the sprout recipe
>>May I add: after removing the outer leaves and cutting the bottom, drop
>>them into boiling water for about 45 seconds, take them out and drop
>>them into ice-cold water. After a minute return them to the boiling
>>water. This makes sure that they'll stay a fresh appetising green colour.
>>animal wrote:
>>>----- Original Message ----- From: "Philippe Orlent"
>>>To: "Leica Users Group" <>
>>>Sent: Tuesday, April 05, 2005 11:53 AM
>>>Subject: Re: [Leica] Is B.D. all wet again?
>>>>Brussels sprouts how they are made in Brussels:
>>>>Wash the sprouts
>>>>Cut out the bottom
>>>>Put them in (slightly salted) boiling water for about 5 minutes
>>>>Exit hot boiling water
>>>>Melt butter in pot at low fire
>>>>Add sprouts
>>>>A bit of
>>>>Put on lid on pot
>>>>Let simmer till they're ready (= just a bit softer than al dente,
>>>>leafs starting to come off)
>>>>Add tiny blocks of bacon
>>>>Add pepper and salt to taste
>>>>Combine with faisant or so.
>>>>And ofcourse a good glass of wine :-)
>>>>Bon appetit
>>>>(I'm not sure of some words or cooking vocabulary, but I hope you

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