Also called broccoli raab, Choi sum and Chinese flowering cabbage, it is a great braising vegetable
With sauce toppings, in salads, French fried and au gratin, almondine in casseroles.
Quality brussels sprouts will be medium-sized, dark green and firm.
Occasionally you will find brussels sprouts sold while they are still on the stem. They grow on a sturdy stalk up to two feet long that looks like a small Christmas tree.
Avoid brussels sprouts with yellowed leaves, or those that are soft and starting to open or bloom.
Avoid signs of old product that include spots and blemishes or dark brown coloring on the butt-end.
Always store in the refrigerator.
To prolong shelf live, soak in warm water for 2-3 minutes before refrigerating.
In general, vegetables will not ripen further after harvest.