Monday, May 13, 2013

momofuku's thai roasted brussels sprouts


I figured after all that pizza last week, it was time to get our veggies in. And oh, what a wonderful way to get them in.

These are, hands down, the most addicting veggies I've ever had. The flavor is absolutely incredible. Be warned: although this recipe claims to serve 2-4 you may want to go ahead and make a double batch. You'll just have to trust me on this; you'll want leftovers, and it's one of those sides that is so outstanding that you might want to just plan on it being your main course. When brussels sprouts are this good, no one will complain.

Momofuku's Thai Roasted Brussels Sprouts (from Momofuku via Joy Cho's version on Cup of Jo)
serves 2-4 as a side dish

you'll need:
1 lb. brussels sprouts
olive oil
10 cloves of garlic, chopped

for the dressing:
1/4 cup fish sauce
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup sugar
3 tablespoons mint, chopped
2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
1 fresh red Thai chile, thinly sliced (include the seeds)

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.

Cut brussels sprouts in half and place onto a baking sheet along with chopped garlic. Drizzle a bit of olive oil over and toss to lightly coat. Roast for 25-30 minutes, until some leaves are turning dark brown.

While brussels sprouts are roasting, make the dressing by combining all of the dressing ingredients, whisking together until sugar is completely dissolved. When brussels sprouts are done roasting and still warm, lightly toss them in a bowl with the dressing (you won't use all of it, so save it for your next batch!).

I served ours alongside teriyaki chicken (recipe coming later this week), but like I said, this could be a meal on its own. You've got to give these a try!

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45 comments:

  1. Ohhhh, I LURVE brussels sprouts. I eat them as a meal for dinner way more often than I care to admit. :) Going to try this recipe ASAP!

    Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough

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    1. We're totally on the same page here with brussels sprouts for dinner! Hope you like them!! They were seriously to die for!!!

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  2. Believe it or not, but I have never had brussels sprouts. This looks like a nice and refreshing way to prepare them, and I am totally willing to give them a try!

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    1. I hope you do try them! I bet you'll be hooked! :)

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  3. These looked delicious already, but your raving recommendation for them has me really wanting to try them now, haha! Yum!

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    1. Thanks Rach! They really are THAT good!!! :)

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  4. I love brussels sprouts!! This dressing seriously sounds amazing!

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    1. These are ALL about the dressing! (Isn't it always?!)

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  5. Yum.. I love Brussels Sprouts.. I like to think of them as little baby cabbages.. :)

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  6. Fan of brussels sprouts here too and love a simple recipe for them! I have recently discovered the joy and convenience of leftovers so I agree on the double-batch!

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    1. Yes! I ate an enormous plate of these for a delicious lunch the next day, and they were just as good!

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  7. I just discovered recently that I like brussels sprouts when they are roasted..I bet they are to die for with this Thai dressing on top!!!

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    1. Ohhh then you've got to try this! The dressing is INSANE.

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  8. I've never seen Brussels sprouts look so mouthwatering - wow! Great recipe for one of spring's best veggies!

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  9. I'm generally so picky about my brussels sprouts, but these look incredible! (momofuko? no surprise there on awesomeness) Pinning and bookmarking, fo' sho'!

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    1. Thanks, Ruthy! A Momofuku has never steered me wrong! Hope you like them as much as I did!!

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  10. I'm generally so picky about my brussels sprouts, but these look incredible! (momofuko? no surprise there on awesomeness) Pinning and bookmarking, fo' sho'!

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  11. I love all the ways you roast your brussels sprouts. I tried the Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Creamy Mustard Vinaigrette - Oh, yum!

    Roasted Brussels Sprouts Pizza.... I wonder?

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    1. Oh so glad you tried those and liked them! That creamy mustard dressing -- obsessed. Ummmm brussels sprouts pizza = happening.

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  12. I like the sound of Thai flavours for roasted brussels sprouts.

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    1. Thanks Kevin! They worked awesomely!

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  13. I love roasted Brussels sprouts, but I never thought of seasoning them with fish sauce, mint, and cilantro. This could be a great way to transition b-sprouts to warm-weather menus. great idea!
    Kate L

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    1. Thanks, Kate! The dressing totally makes these - it's addictive!

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  14. I only recently started eating brussels sprouts and am now obsessed with them! I feel like I was missing out all these years, especially seeing this recipe. Can't wait to try this sweet and spicy combo!

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    1. I think that's a lot of people -- always hated it growing up as a kid, and now love it! Hope you like this recipe - I was kind of in love!

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  15. Turned me into a brussels sprout Believer. These things are damn good!

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  16. These look delicious-we love Brussels sprouts here

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  17. I LOVE roasted brussel sprouts, but this Thai version sounds extra amazing! I will have to try this, but without the fish sauce since I am a vegetarian.

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    1. Thanks dear! If you're interested, here's an awesome recipe for vegan fish sauce! I've made it before, and it's a great substitute! http://www.thekitchn.com/recipe-vegan-fish-sauce-130535

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  18. The dressing sounds amazing, I love mint!

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  19. These look delicious - my husband and I love brussels sprouts - this is a new way for me, the fish sauce is interesting, I can't wait to try!

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    1. Thanks Colleen! I hope you like them as much as we did!!

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  20. They look wonderful. I love Brussels sprouts!

    And thanks for your support on Jo's site with my post (saw your comment! and also your tweet! THANKS!!

    :)

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    1. Thanks dear! And of course!! Loved seeing you featured!

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  21. Brussel sprouts are of my fav veggies and I love how easy it is to flavor it up. We can go so creative with it and this dressing sounds fantastic too!

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    1. I totally agree that they take on flavors so well. The dressing totally makes this dish!

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  22. i have started to like brussel sprouts lately a lot adding this sauce sounds like a winner

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  23. This looks so easy to make! This would be a great side dish for dinner. Thanks!!!

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