my first memory of brussel sprouts in when my mother (an otherwise amazing cook or maybe i was just too young to appreciate) blanched and served them with pork tenderloin for a canasta party. i hated them. i remember thinking they had no flavor. well to be fair they don't really but they are the most perfect little vessel in texture and they hold flavor so well they are now one of my favorite veggies. and because of that, i experiment with them.
queue kewpie mayo. it's delicious and addicting, probably because of the MSG. but you know what - it coats brussel sprouts so wonderfully i can't stop, won't stop using it. you can sub in veganese or regular mayo if you must. these are great as a little side piece to an entree and super easy. —Lauren Elizabeth Wiper
brussel sprouts, bottoms cut off and halved