These Crispy Brussels Sprouts Are Infused with Spicy Flavor

By: Laura McQuarrie - Dec 31, 2014
References: karalydon & karalydon
Plain Brussels sprouts may not be everyone’s favourite vegetable, but this recipe for crispy Brussels sprouts provides a way to transform an ordinary flavor into an exciting, spicy one.

In order to infuse the sprouts with as much flavor as possible, Kara Lydon’s recipe has you prepare a Thai-inspired sauce from chili peppers, garlic, sugar, lime juice, fish sauce and a little bit of water. What really holds it all together is the thickness of the fish sauce, which easily sticks to the leaves of the Brussels sprouts to form a spicy sweet coating that has a tantalizing caramel brown color. Although the Thai fish sauce is used to coat Brussels sprouts in this recipe, it would probably be just as delicious over other greens like cooked broccoli as well.