Dare to try something different! This Spicy Mint Brussels Sprouts are packed with flavor, fiber and antioxidants! A total dream team!
Course Dinner, Lunch
Prep Time 15minutes
Cook Time 10minutes
Total Time 25minutes
2Tablespoonof vegetable oil, divided
½cupof rice krispies cereal
¼teaspoonof cayenne pepper
Salt, to taste
4cupsof halved Brussels sprouts
2Tablespoonsof granulated sugar
1Tablespoonof rice vinegar
Juice of 2 small limes
¼cupof cilantro, chopped
¼cupof mint, chopped
1smallchile pepper, minceddeseed if you don’t like spice
In a frying pan, add 1 tablespoon of oil and heat on high. Add the rice krispies and cayenne pepper and stir until they are brown and crispy, about 60 seconds. Add salt to taste, transfer to a bowl and set aside.
Steam the brussels sprouts until green and crunchy. The trick to brussels sprouts is to not over cook them. If you do, it ruins the whole dish and they retain their 'nasty' status.
In a small bowl, combine the water, sugar, vinegar, and lime juice and mix until sugar dissolves. Add the cilantro and mint and mix again. Set aside.
Add the rest of the oil to a frying pan and heat on high. Make sure the oil and pan is nice and hot before dumping in the sprouts. You want to cook these until they start to char. This brings out an awesome flavor. It should take about 5 minutes.
Dump the sprouts in a big bowl, add the vinaigrette mixture to the bowl and mix. After scooping up a serving, sprinkle on some of the rice krispies and serve right away.
Never think about brussels sprouts the same ever again. Thank me later.
Even if you haven't enjoyed Brussels sprouts in the past, give this one a try. Each different preparation method means a different end result, and you maybe just haven't found your favorite method yet!