Jan 19, 2014

Sweet Chili Brussels Sprouts

Sweet Chili Brussels Sprouts

Always looking out for new ways to spice up those boring Brussels Sprouts. Don’t get me wrong; I love those green little suckers, but admit that they can be boring!

This was one of my love’s ideas, which was amazing in and of itself seeing as he cannot cook. But, in short, he loves Brussels sprouts and sweet chili sauce so he tossed up the idea for this recipe and, boy, am I glad I decided to grab my camera while trying it out.

Even the kiddo liked it and this is far from his favourite vegetable, so that’s saying a lot.

They’re slightly sweet with a mild kick but still keep their own flavour. I kept this recipe fairly basic, but it should be easy to get all creative on them with spices like ginger and dried chili flakes. Maybe a splash of sesame oil and or fish sauce?

These Brussels sprouts were amazing served over steamed rice!

 

Ingredients:

1 1/2 pound Brussels Sprouts
1 medium onion
1 small red bell pepper
1 garlic clove
1 cup chicken or vegetable bouillon
7 tbsp sweet chili sauce
1/2 tsp kosher salt
salt & pepper
1 tbsp butter

 
Directions:

Trim the sprouts, remove any unpretty outer leaves and cut them in half.
Sweet Chili Brussels Sprouts

Thinly slice the bell pepper and onion.
Sweet Chili Brussels Sprouts

Heat the butter in a large skillet.
Sweet Chili Brussels Sprouts

Add the bell pepper and onion and give them 2 minutes before adding the garlic and Brussels sprouts.
Sweet Chili Brussels Sprouts

Season with a pinch of salt and pepper and cook for 4 to 5 minutes while stirring now and then.
Sweet Chili Brussels Sprouts

Add the chicken bouillon and sweet chili sauce.
Sweet Chili Brussels Sprouts

If you want to add some other spices or sauces, this is your cue.
Sweet Chili Brussels Sprouts

Add 1/2 a tsp kosher salt (unless your chicken bouillon is very salty) and bring it to a boil.
Sweet Chili Brussels Sprouts

 
Simmer over low heat for 10 to 15 minutes until they are done. Make sure to keep a bite to your Brussels sprouts. I grew up with overcooked and snotty Brussels sprouts… it was traumatising. Don’t do that to your kids, I beg you!
 

The cooking liquid will reduce during the simmering leaving you with an amazing sauce to spoon all over your rice.
Sweet Chili Brussels Sprouts

I served these over steamed rice and baked cod with a hint of lemon butter.
Sweet Chili Brussels Sprouts

Sweet Chili Brussels Sprouts
Ingredients
    1 1/2 pound Brussels Sprouts
    1 medium onion
    1 small red bell pepper
    1 garlic clove
    1 cup chicken or vegetable bouillon
    7 tbsp sweet chili sauce
    salt & pepper
    1 tbsp butter

Directions
    Trim the sprouts, remove any unpretty outer leaves and cut them in half. Thinly slice the bell pepper and onion. Heat the butter in a large skillet, add the bell pepper and onion and give them 2 minutes before adding the garlic and Brussels sprouts. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper and cook for another 3 minutes while stirring now and then.

    Pour in the chicken bouillon, sweet chili sauce and add the kosher salt (or half the amount regular salt). If you want to add some other spices or sauces, this is your cue. immer over low heat for 10 to 15 minutes until they are done. Make sure to keep a bite to your Brussels sprouts. The cooking liquid will reduce during the simmering leaving you with an amazing sauce.

    Serve over steamed rice. tastes amazing with simple baked cod.

Meal type: Vegetables, Side Dish
Servings: 4
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    6 Comments »

    1. 1

      ¡Me encantan las recetas!! ¡¡Gracias!!

      Josefina on Jan 19, 2014 @ 8:02 pm Reply
    2. 2

      This looks good but I just love oven roasted Brussels sprouts, when they are crunchy on the outside and almost liquid inside. The best way I’ve ever had them was the Momofuku recipe (which I actually got from My Berlin Kitchen from the Wednesday Chef): http://crepesofwrath.net/2013/03/20/momofukus-roasted-brussels-sprouts/

      Aline on Jan 20, 2014 @ 3:50 am Reply
    3. 3

      Sorry Kay but I believe the roasted sprout recipe wins.Going to try them both tho.

      Jack on Jan 20, 2014 @ 9:33 am Reply
      1. I like roasted sprouts, too… I pretty much like them any way possible, but I don’t always want to eat the same thing, you know :)

        Kay on Jan 20, 2014 @ 9:49 am Reply
    4. 4

      Love Brussels sprouts and always looking for different ways to make them so this is definitely on the list. I agree with you Kay, variety is the spice of life – no boring meals! By the way I was watching House Hunters International the other day and you home city of Gouda was featured. What a beautiful city!

      Tammi on Jan 22, 2014 @ 10:30 pm Reply
    5. 5

      What a great way to enjoy brussels sprouts!

      Kevin @ Closet Cooking on Jan 26, 2014 @ 4:30 pm Reply

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