Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Quick Spicy Brussel Sprouts

I like Brussel Sprouts. Not the mushy ones mom used to make as kids where they were basically boiled to death and then smothered in butter sauce. But the sauteed type with a little spice. They are also very fast to make.
All you need is
1/2 lb Brussel Sprouts
1 tablespoon Sesame oil
1 teaspoon Sesame seeds ( optional but tasty)
Sriracha to taste
This is an easy ingredient list.
Now how to:
1.Heat up your cast iron skillet on medium high. You do have a cast iron skillet right they are indispensable in the kitchen, if not get one.
2.While the skillet is heating up cut the brussel sprouts in half top to bottom so they look like the ones in the picture. This  is the hardest part of the recipe.
3. Put the sesame oil in the skillet and spread around. Then put the brussel sprouts in cut side down. ( this is important if they are cut side up they will not trap the steam and cook as fast nor will they be as yummy caramelized)
cut side down matters! Also do not crowd the pan no more then 1 deep
sriracha water mix
4. Let brown for a minute or two. While this is happening go get a shot glass or other small container. You want 1 squirt about 1 teaspoon but more if you like hot and less if you do not like heat of Sriracha and mix that with 1 oz water.
5. Pour the water Sriracha mix over the brussel sprouts and dust with sesame seeds. Then put a lid over the pan. Cook for an additional 2 minutes with lid on.

6. Remove lid, serve brussle sprouts. Makes 2 -1 cup ish servings.
mmm brussel sprouts.

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