In Season: These cabbage cousins are at the peak of their season from September to February.What to Look For: Look for hard, bright-green sprout heads, as mushy sprouts yield less flavor. Avoid those with excessive leaf perforations; they may be housing aphids, common garden pests. Choose sprout heads of roughly the same size so they'll cook evenly.How to Store: Store unwashed Brussels sprouts in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Use within three or four days.
Spatchcocking -- splitting, then flattening a chicken -- yields a perfect roasted chicken in less time than a whole one takes. It also exposes more skin, which crisps up nicely at higher temperatures. Click here to learn how. Feel free to use a roasting pan or a large cast-iron or other heavy skillet.