Brussel sprouts can be really bad. Really, really bad. Cabbage is typically a very bitter vegetable, and cooking it can often make it even more bitter.
I've had steamed brussel sprouts with butter, and they're pretty good.
But who want's to eat vegetables that are "pretty good?" Here's a recipe for oven roasted brussel sprouts with balsamic vinegar that will change your mind about these tiny cabbages for good!
Preheat oven to 400. Clean 5-10 brussel sprouts (for 1-4 people). Peel off any stained outer leaves. Half and quarter them, then spread on a baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil, then sprinkle with salt, pepper, and Herbes de Provence or other Italian herb seasoning. Roast for 20 minutes, until they are soft when you test with a fork.
When you take them out, toss in balsamic vinegar. The more you use, the better.
They're delectable. Serve hot as a side dish to any meal!