Brussels Sprout recipes are one of the most Googled vegetables. I know it’s surprising because there are many people who claim they are not big fans. I beg to differ – it depends on how you prepare them. When I met my husband, he was one of those people – never had a Brussels Sprout dish he liked however, after I prepared them for him – game over.
Roasting Brussels Sprouts is the key to flavor – smoky, earthy with less bitterness. The little green spheres actually sweeten up in the oven and caramelize nicely. Many times I stop right there and serve them straight out of the pan, but today we are taking these babies to another level and adding a Chile Lime Sauce. This sauce couldn’t be simpler and adds so much flavor – a bit of heat with a citrusy flair.
Roasted Brussels Sprouts in Chile Lime Sauce are your new favorite way to prepare this cruciferous pal. You will completely forget how healthy they are for you and keep you wanting for more.
4 cups fresh Brussels Sprouts
2 teaspoons sesame seeds
salt & pepper
Chile Lime Sauce
1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
1/4 cup chicken broth
1 tablespoon fish sauce, found online or in fine grocery stores
2 teaspoons Oelek Sambal, found at most grocery stores
1 teaspoon fresh grated ginger
1 clove garlic, minced
zest and juice of 1 lime
1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Wash and slice Brussels Sprouts in half. In a large oven-safe skillet, add 2 tablespoons of oil and place over medium heat. Add the Brussels Sprouts with a pinch of salt and pepper. Cook for 3 minutes, or just until they begin to brown on the bottom.
2. Place the skillet in the oven and let the Brussels Sprouts roast for 20-25 minutes or until fork tender. In a measuring cup, add all the Chile Lime Sauce ingredients and stir to combine. When the Brussels Sprouts are fork tender, remove from the oven. Pour the sauce over the sprouts and place skillet over medium heat on the stovetop. Toss the sprouts in the sauce and cook for 2 minutes.
3. Remove the Roasted Brussels Sprouts in Chile Lime Sauce from the heat and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Serve immediately, enjoy!