Well, today I purchased a stalk of brussel sprouts rather than individual pods. Removing the pods was easy. They simply pop off with little to no assistance from a knife.
The other interesting thing is the younger and more tender pods at the very top if the stalk (or tree) are full of flavor. However, they are more challenging to remove and require a little nip from a sharp paring knife. They cook in minutes and taste good with just a dash of salt, pepper and olive oil. No yucky after taste or smell...promise.
Next time you're at the local market or Farmers Market pick up a stalk and test it for yourself.....And remember to cook it with love...it'll taste even better!
|Fini. Tasty tender young Brussels sprouts|