Brussel sprouts are one of my favorite vegetables. I pretty much want to cook them with every meal so this is a fun & flavorful way to change them up. I cooked these for one of my girlfriends the other night and she couldn’t get enough. This is definitely a side dish that will tempt you to go back for seconds, maybe even thirds!
Meal Idea: For a meatless meal, add brussel sprouts on a bed of brown rice or quinoa. Then, drizzle some of the extra sauce from your pan on top. yum.
- 1 lb fresh brussel sprouts, ends trimmed and sliced in half
- 1 Tablespoon fresh ginger
- 1 Tablespoon sesame oil
- 1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 3 Tablespoons organic tamari (gluten free soy sauce)
- 1/4 Cup honey
- red pepper flakes, to taste
- toasted sesame seeds, to taste
- 1/8 cup low sodium free range chicken broth
1) In a large saute pan, over medium to medium/high heat, add the sesame and olive oil with grated ginger and a pinch (or two, if you like spicy) of red pepper flakes. Once the oils are heated and ginger starts to bubble add brussel sprouts.
2.) Add soy sauce to brussel sprouts and shake pan so everything is coated evenly. Cook for about 10 minutes.
3.) Once brussel sprouts have turned golden brown you can add the broth, you only need a splash. I also added more red pepper flakes. Only do this if you like a little kick.
4.) Cook another 2-3 minutes, shaking pan occasionally.
5.) Add honey and a pinch of sesame seeds. Cook for another 2-3 minutes.
Feel free to add more soy, honey, or red pepper flakes when serving. Garnish with a few extra sesame seeds! ENJOY!