brussels-sprouts

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Pan Roasted Brussels sprouts with Fish Sauce & Fresh Lime
Serves 2-4, Cooking time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound Brussels sprouts
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2-3 teaspoons fish sauce (Three Crabs brand fish sauce is my favorite – if your local market doesn’t carry fish sauce, Amazon has a large selection)
  • Fresh squeezed lime juice
  • Fresh cracked black pepper, to taste

Directions:
1. Wash and trim ends of Brussels sprouts. Cut them in half or quarters, depending on their size for even cooking.
2. Heat large heavy bottom skillet on medium heat. Add vegetable oil.
3. Add Brussels sprouts and lay cut side down on pan. Brown the sprouts until they are golden and slightly crisp on the cut side.
4. Turn heat to low and stir sprouts so they cook evenly. You want them to develop rich color and caramelize on all sides. This should take 5-10 minutes.
5. When Brussels sprouts are cooked and tender, add 2 teaspoons of fish sauce first. It you want more flavor, add additional teaspoon of fish sauce.
6. Remove from heat and add to bowl. Drizzle with fresh lime juice and fresh cracked black pepper right before serving warm.

Nutritional Information:
Brussles sprouts include Vitamins A, C and K, and  B1, B2, B5, B6, folate and choline; minerals included are copper potassium, phosphorus, iron, calcium, magnesium, manganese, copper and zinc. They also include some protein.

It’s very important not to overcook Brussels sprouts because they will lose much of their nutritional value if you do.

Ellen Troyer, with Spencer Thornton, MD and the Biosyntrx Staff. Boutiful can be purchased here on Amazon and from your favorite book seller.  If you forgot to save a Tasty Tuesday recipe, you can find many of them on the Biosyntrx web site under our Education Center tab  at the top of most pages.