Harry Styles: once best known as the member of One Direction with the ponytail, is now the former One Directioner with record-breaking platinum hits and the potential to be hailed as the fashion icon of the century. But for all the things we associate with Styles, arbiter of food trends is not one—yet.
A couple of years ago, while co-hosting BBC radio’s Friday morning show, Styles revealed that not only does he love Brussels sprouts, he thinks they’re the new kale. Naturally, Twitter erupted with people arguing both pro- and anti-Sprouts (as well as someone introducing the very repellant idea of Brussels sprouts smoothies). Now, to be fair to Styles, this was part of a two-hour morning show, and he might have been running out of things to say, right?
Whether the ‘As It Was’ hitmaker truly believes sprouts will overtake kale is another question, because the true revelation was how he eats his sprouts.
In the show, Styles revealed his love for the greens, stating that he enjoys them “a couple different ways.” Though his exact technique for that wasn’t revealed, since here the DJ immediately guessed that he does it with “a bit of red onion, and garlic?” Styles affably agreed, though it almost sounded like he was just asserting that sprouts, cooked with garlic, are delicious. (No arguments there!)
Brussel Sprouts Recipe
And since we obviously want to recreate the singer’s favourite way to eat his greens, here’s a curry recipe à la Harry Styles, that you can whip up at home in a matter of minutes.
1 bag Brussels Sprouts, cleaned and halved
1 Garlic Clove, crushed
Curry Flavoured Simmer Sauce or Curry Powder
1. Coat the bottom of a medium-sized pan on high in a generous amount of olive oil. After the oil starts to shimmer, turn heat to medium and add garlic, and cook until fragrant (about 30 seconds).
2. Add the sprouts, tossing to coat in the olive oil. Allow them to cook 5-7 min on each side, undisturbed, long enough to brown.
3. After the sprouts are nicely browned, add the simmer sauce and reduce to low. Cook for another 5 minutes, and serve immediately, preferably while listening to ‘Sign Of The Times.’