Brussels Sprouts are one of the most Googled vegetables. I know it’s surprising because there are many people who passionately dislike them, but I am here to challenge those taste buds because it depends on how you prepare them. When I met my husband, he was one of those people who never had a Brussels Sprouts dish he liked however, after I prepared them for him – game over.
Roasting Brussels Sprouts is the key to flavor – they become 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 from the sheet pan, but today we are taking these balls-of-fun to another level and adding a Chili Lime Sauce. This sauce couldn’t be simpler and adds so much flavor – a tiny bit of heat with a citrusy flair.
This Brussels Sprouts recipe could be your new favorite way to prepare this cruciferous pal. I think you will definitely forget how healthy they are for you because they are that good.
4 cups fresh Brussels Sprouts
2 teaspoons sesame seeds
salt & pepper
Chili Lime Sauce
1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
1/4 cup chicken broth
1 tablespoon fish sauce, found online or Asian markets
2 teaspoons Oelek Sambal or chili paste
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 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 skillet in oven and let Brussels Sprouts roast for 20-25 minutes, or until fork tender. In a measuring cup, add all Chili Lime Sauce ingredients and stir to combine. When Brussels Sprouts are fork tender, remove from oven. Pour sauce over sprouts and place skillet over medium heat on the stove top. Toss sprouts in sauce and cook for 2 minutes.
3. Remove Roasted Brussels Sprouts in Chili Lime Sauce from heat and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Serve immediately, Enjoy!