Sunday, 14 May 2017

Brussel Sprouts



Carole's Chatter: Brussel Sprouts


Brussel Sprouts are, of course, good for you … but a challenge to make interesting.  I've tried quite a few approaches and am sharing another one with you now.

It was pretty successful – although relying on chorizo and chilli to add flavour seems to be a bit sneaky!

Ingredients:
Brussel Sprouts
¼ a chorizo
Chilli oil
Sesame oil
Salt and pepper

Method:

Halve each sprout, cutting through the cut end.
Boil the sprouts for 3 minutes – they'll be part cooked.  Drain them and let them dry a bit.

Chop up the chorizo and fry it off in the chilli oil – if you are using sesame oil just use a tiny splash – it is strong stuff.

Add the sprouts to the pan and fry them cut side down until they've got a bit of colour – but the tops of the sprouts remain vibrantly green.

Serve with some salt and pepper if you think it needs it – I added both but we are seasoning fiends.

10 comments:

  1. You seem to have done enough to hide the real true brussels sprout flavor! Though there are those who like it.

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  2. I'm always looking for ways to make them more interesting - Bob loves his Brussels sprouts.

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  3. I adore Brussels sprouts --- they say fall to me. This sounds so good, and I know my husband would love the addition of chorizo.

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  4. Another good way to try them. My husband hates them. Recently I read about shredding them to add to a casserole or stir fry. I will try your way.

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  5. I actually happen to really like Brussel Sprouts.... with Chorizo though it must be really yummy.

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  6. We went out to dinner for Mother's Day and the waitress tried to sell us on brussel sprouts but there were no takers.

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  7. I make a recipe similar to this.

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  8. I don't think it would matter what I added to the brussel sprouts, no one would eat them.

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  9. Nice idea to season with chorizo, sesame oil and chili oil. I love Brussels sprouts, and usually roast them or fry them with bacon bits.

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