I recently created a recipe for brussel sprouts that finally almost matched my fav version of them I order from this little Italian place in Manhattan exactly—just one problem, they weren't fully cooked. I washed them, cut off the stems, halved them, tossed them in oil and the other delectable goodies I used (I'm happy to post the recipe if anyone wants) and put them in the oven on a baking sheet at 400 degrees for about 25 minutes. They were delicious, but it still seemed that the middle was a tiny bit undercooked. They couldn't have stayed in the oven any longer, though, because the outsides were about to burn. Should I have boiled them before baking them, and if so for how long? Any other suggestions? Thanks!!!