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.
They are quite pretty. (This observation makes me wonder if I’ve taken too much cold medicine.)
All the sprouts, trimmed and halved.
Coat the Brussels sprouts with oil.
On a baking sheet and into the oven.
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.
Add the fish sauce. Here is one good thing about having a cold: I cannot smell this liquid.
Thai sweet chili sauce is added.
Ready for pouring.
Roasted Brussels sprouts.
Tossed with sauce.
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Sweet Chili Sauce!
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Sweet Chili Sauce
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.
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
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.