Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Sweet Chili Sauce

I have a cold, so I’m looking for big taste (because my nose is clogged) with little work (because I want to go back to bed).
This recipe met both my demands.

Here’s what to do.

Get a pound of Brussels sprouts.

One pound of Brussels sprouts.

One pound of Brussels sprouts.

They are quite pretty. (This observation makes me wonder if I’ve taken too much cold medicine.)

One Brussels sprout, halved.

One Brussels sprout, halved.

All the sprouts, trimmed and halved.

All the Brussels sprouts, halved.

All the Brussels sprouts, halved.

Coat the Brussels sprouts with oil.

Add cooking oil to the sprouts (a whatfoodimade action shot™!).

Add cooking oil to the sprouts (a whatfoodimade action shot™!).

On a baking sheet and into the oven.

Spread the Brussels sprouts on a baking sheet.

Spread the Brussels sprouts on a baking sheet.

The Brussels sprouts are going to roast for 20 minutes. Plenty of time to drink some juice and blow my nose 100 more times. And to make the sauce.

Mince two garlic cloves.

Finely minced garlic.

Finely minced garlic.

Add the fish sauce. Here is one good thing about having a cold: I cannot smell this liquid.

Add the fish sauce (another whatfoodimade action shot™!).

Add the fish sauce (another whatfoodimade action shot™!).

Thai sweet chili sauce is added.

Pour in the Thai sweet chili sauce (the last whatfoodimade action shot™ today!).

Pour in the Thai sweet chili sauce (the last whatfoodimade action shot™ today!).

Ready for pouring.

Mixed together.

Mixed together.

Roasted Brussels sprouts.

Roasted Brussels sprouts.

Roasted Brussels sprouts.

Tossed with sauce.

Coated with sauce.

Coated with sauce.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Sweet Chili Sauce!

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Sweet Chili Sauce.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Sweet Chili Sauce.

Here’s the recipe:
http://steamykitchen.com/27757-roasted-brussels-sprouts-with-sweet-chili-sauce-recipe-video.html

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Sweet Chili Sauce
Servings: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes

Thai Sweet Chili Sauce can be found in most supermarkets (look in the Asian section). It’s a sweet sauce perfect for dipping dumplings, egg rolls and adding to stir-fries. The sauce is more sweet than spicy (probably a spicy level of 3 out of 10) – even kids will love it. My favourite brand is Mae Ploy.

If you don’t have fish sauce, use low sodium soy sauce.

Ingredients:

1 pound brussels sprouts, stem trimmed and halved
2 tablespoons cooking oil
2 garlic cloves, finely minced
2 teaspoons fish sauce or soy sauce
2 tablespoons sweet chili sauce

Directions:

Heat the oven to 400°F. On a baking sheet, toss the brussels sprouts in cooking oil to coat evenly. Roast in the oven for 20 minutes, tossing them halfway so they cook evenly. Remove brussels sprouts from the oven and turn on oven broiler to high, with the oven rack positioned in the top third of the oven.

In a small bowl, whisk together the remaining ingredients and pour over the brussels sprouts, tossing to coat evenly. Broil the brussels sprouts for 5 minutes or until the sugar in the chili sauce is bubbling and caramelizing. Watch them carefully so they don’t burn! Remove from the oven and serve immediately.

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