Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Garlic Ginger Brussels Sprouts

Stop. Don’t go running away on me after I mention the “b” word. It’s okay. Brussels. Sprouts.

They can actually be a good thing, you know! I mean come on, these babies are SMOTHERED in garlic and ginger. Does it get any better that that? Trust me – even the hubs was skeptical about the whole brussels sprouts thing, but after one  bite (and a “holy cow”) he ended up LOVING them!

This recipe is SUPER simple: ginger, garlic, brussels sprouts, salt, and a little crushed red pepper flakes. That is it, my friends!

The hubs and I went to a food truck frenzie recently and there was a Miami based Asian Fusion truck called Dim ssam a gogo that was UH-MAZING. We tried a few items (each of which were incredible), however I noticed an item on the menu that i WISH i tried (Ginger Brussels Sprouts). I thought about them for a few days afterwards and just couldn’t take it anymore! I HAD to make my own. And these babies were born!

Please don’t be afraid. These little bites of gold will knock your socks off!

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Garlic Ginger Brussel Sprouts

Yield: 2-3 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 8-12 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

1 1/3 pounds brussel sprouts
6 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
2 tablespoons ginger, peeled and chopped
4 tablespoons canola oil
2 teaspoons soy sauce
pinch of salt
pinch of crushed red pepper

Directions:

Peel off the outer leaves of the brussel sprouts, trim the stalk, and then halve (or quarter for the large ones) them (How to video here).

Heat 3 tablespoons of the canola oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Once, it is nice and hot, add the brussel sprouts. Leave alone for 2-3 minutes allowing to brown, toss and do the same for another 2-3 minutes. Do this one last time for an additional 2-3 minutes. They should be browning up nicely.

Add the remaining tablespoon of canola oil along with the garlic and ginger, and stir well. Saute for just a couple minutes. Sprinkle with a little salt, red pepper, and the soy sauce. Stir to combine and serve hot!

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16 Responses to “Garlic Ginger Brussels Sprouts”

  1. 1

    Jessica @ How Sweet — September 21, 2011 @ 9:54 pm

    brussels were the first veggies i decided i liked. i can’t wait to try these!

    • Kristina replied: — September 23rd, 2011 @ 11:43 am

      Throw some bacon in there and call it a day ;)

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    Maggie @ A Bitchin' Kitchen — September 21, 2011 @ 11:00 pm

    These look delicious! I hated brussels sprouts as a kid, but re-tried them last year and really enjoyed them. People just need to give them a chance!

    • Kristina replied: — September 23rd, 2011 @ 11:43 am

      same here… once I re-tried them I fell in love :)

  3. 3

    Mike — September 22, 2011 @ 10:38 am

    great stuff, love, great stuff. love the flavor, the texture from the pan fry and YOU!

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    Madison @ Espresso and Cream — September 22, 2011 @ 11:07 am

    Love Brussels Sprouts and this recipe!

    • Kristina replied: — September 23rd, 2011 @ 11:43 am

      :)

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    Tanya - Three Square Meals — September 25, 2011 @ 5:55 pm

    Normally, I will only eat my brussels sprouts roasted but you have convinced me to try your sauteed version. Can’t wait!

    • Kristina replied: — October 6th, 2011 @ 10:47 am

      try it!!!

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    Vanessa — March 25, 2012 @ 12:56 pm

    I loved your story because that is why I was looking for this recipe. I tried these brussels sprouts at Sakaya Kitchen in Miami, they are the owners of the food truck you mentioned, and they were AMAZING!!! so I wanted to make them at home. I will try your recipe today.

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    Ali — April 19, 2013 @ 12:27 pm

    Hi Kristina!

    Thanks so much for putting together this recipe! The other day I had the same exact cravings for these brussel sprouts and I stumbled onto your website! I tried the recipe and loved it, if you want you can read more about the post here where I credited you for everything! Next week I have to look for the food trucks or head back to good ol’ sakaya kitchen! :)

    http://www.eatlaughluv.com/2013/04/ginger-and-garlic-brussel-sprouts/

    Thanks again!

    Ali

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