No. The answer is no.
But, considering the fact that my main taste tester does not like sprouts, when he does in fact like broccoli, I decided it was time to give it a try. So what did I do? I made them the exact same way that is my most recent sprouts favorite.
Lemon juice + parmesan + butter
The only difference is that I used shallots instead of garlic. But you could go either way.
mmmm shallots in butter.
And then something terrible happened. I took many more gorgeous photos of my finished product of broccoli with butter and lemon and parmesan placed neatly and nicely on my plate. And when I went to upload them in my computer, I bumped the card and messed them up. So you'll have to use your imagination on this one, since I figured everyone would be scrambling for some vegetable recipes that they enjoy in the new year (hello vegetable resolutions!) more than they would be annoyed that I don't have any "finished product" pictures. The finished product looks mostly like these, but substitute broccoli for sprouts.
Lemon-Parm New Years Broccoli
big head of broccoli (or serving size for two people)
1Tbs butter (sub. olive oil to be more healthy?)
1 shallot (or 1 clove of garlic), finely chopped
2Tbs lemon juice
Parmesan to taste
1. Chop and rinse broccoli and put in boiling water until bright green (about 4 minutes)
2. While broccoli is boiling, heat pan to medium-high and add butter.
3. Once butter is melted add chopped shallot
4. Drain broccoli and add to the shallot/butter mixture once you can smell the shallots and they have turned a nice brownishgolden color, toss to coat
5. Add lemon juice
6. Once juice has cooked off, add parmesan
7. Serve hot, with more parm. sprinkled on top... if you want
Let me just say that when I put some of this genius creation in my mouth, I said "mmm". It wasn't even on purpose. It was like a reaction that I couldn't help. I actually had knee-jerk reaction to broccoli being delicious. Happy 2013 to me.