Get 'Em in Peak Season: 5 Standout Brussels Sprout Dishes to Try in Houston

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You can count on chef Monica Pope for a taste of the best fresh, local ingredients.
It seems that Brussels sprouts have had a comeback as of late. And rightfully so. Not only are the leafy, miniature cabbage-like greens delicious steamed, roasted, fried, or raw; they also have fantastic health benefits -- including both cholesterol-lowering and cancer-preventing agents. Thankfully, plenty of Houston restaurants have taken to showcasing the heart-friendly cruciferous veggies on their menus.

While Brussels sprouts are cultivated around the year, their peak season is during colder months, meaning it is almost at its end. So what are you waiting for? Hurry up and get 'em while they're cold!

Here are five standout brussels sprouts dishes that we recommend trying:

1. Miso Brussels Sprouts at Sparrow Bar + Cookshop

Chef Monica Pope is known for a few things in the kitchen -- her locavore mentality and the unpretentious, simple preparations paired with wonderfully complex flavors. Her dichotomous food is showcased perfectly by the beautiful sprout side dish at her casual, intimate restaurant, Sparrow Bar + Cookshop.

The mini wild cabbages are crisped and tossed in a caramelized miso vinaigrette, giving each sprout a just-firm-enough bite. Sweet, tangy, salty and sticky, they make a stunning accompaniment to the restaurant's selection of center plates.

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Goro & Gun's sprouts are simple, yet oh-so-good.
2. Flash-Fried Sprouts at Goro & Gun

Executive Chef JD Woodward has reimagined Goro & Gun's cuisine, stepping up their game to match the hip spot's phenomenal bar program by creating simpler, more approachable fare.

But simpler doesn't mean boring...and bold and exciting dishes like the flash-fried Brussels sprouts will prove just that. The slightly bitter sprouts have a pleasant crunchy twinge, while pickled plump yellow raisins add a tender and juicy pop to the dish. A bowl is just $9 and makes the perfect appetizer or side dish for two.

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Location Info

Dolce Vita Pizzeria & Enoteca

500 Westheimer Rd., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Goro & Gun

306 Main St., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Sparrow Bar + Cookshop

3701 Travis St., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Uchi

904 Westheimer Rd., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

City Oven

2802 White Oak Drive, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Haven

2502 Algerian Way, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Roost

1972 Fairview St., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Da Marco

1520 Westheimer Rd., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Vinoteca Poscol

1609 Westheimer Rd., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

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5 comments
BigRob24
BigRob24

 Where are the 5 asparagus dishes?  Or is Brussel Sprouts the same thing?
I looooove asparugus....not trying to be a smart ass.

Main page shows a pic of asparagus and states "Get rid of those winter blues by checking out these five asparagus dishes from some of Houston's best and brightest:"


Was hoping to get some tips on where to go...

WhatItIz
WhatItIz

Have you NOT had the brussels sprouts from benjy's? They are to die for! #2die4

klipsch
klipsch

That salad at Dolce Vita is an amazing surprise. Dolce Vita and Da Marco make some of my favorite salads...unique, simple and flavorful.

brookeviggiano
brookeviggiano

@WhatItIz oh yes, i had them at brunch once but completely forgot about them. another great one for the list!

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