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Brussels Sprouts at a Meat Pie Shop?

Tuck Shop
75 9th Avenue
(between 15 and 16th St.)
New York, NY 10014

Known for Australian savory pies and sausage rolls, Tuck Shop is a little snack shop in Chelsea Market, next to Bar Suzette Creperie and One Lucky Duck.  They cook up traditional meat pies stuffed with ground pork, “chook” pies (chicken, ham, and leek in a white gravy), sausage rolls, and much more, all made with a buttery and flaky pastry.  Yum… but of course, I didn’t try any of those meaty pies.

Like any logical (not) foodie, I had the roasted brussels sprouts instead.  I couldn’t help it!  They had a display case featuring these fresh, bulbous little guys and I just had to have some.  $5 for roughly 7-8 sprouts – not exactly good bang for your buck… but again, the display case!!  Simply seasoned with salt, these sprouts were exactly the veggies I was looking for after a weekend of gluttony.  People who don’t like brussels sprouts claim that they are too bitter.  If cooked correctly, the bitterness subsides (though not completely) and a very fragrant taste emerges.  Some pieces were nicely burnt and crisp on the outer layer (I also love them because they have layers and are fun to eat), but most of them were soggy because they were pre-cooked and sitting in a covered container.  Luckily, they were soggy from sitting in a pool of delicious olive oil and salt.  Would I get them again?  Yes, because they are green and I love brussels sprouts.