Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Garlic Ginger Brussels Sprouts

Stop. Don’t go running away on me after I mention the “b” word. It’s okay. Brussels. Sprouts.

They can actually be a good thing, you know! I mean come on, these babies are SMOTHERED in garlic and ginger. Does it get any better that that? Trust me - even the hubs was skeptical about the whole brussels sprouts thing, but after one  bite (and a “holy cow”) he ended up LOVING them!

This recipe is SUPER simple: ginger, garlic, brussels sprouts, salt, and a little crushed red pepper flakes. That is it, my friends!

The hubs and I went to a food truck frenzie recently and there was a Miami based Asian Fusion truck called Dim ssam a gogo that was UH-MAZING. We tried a few items (each of which were incredible), however I noticed an item on the menu that i WISH i tried (Ginger Brussels Sprouts). I thought about them for a few days afterwards and just couldn’t take it anymore! I HAD to make my own. And these babies were born!

Please don’t be afraid. These little bites of gold will knock your socks off!

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Garlic Ginger Brussel Sprouts

Yield: 2-3 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 8-12 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes


1 1/3 pounds brussel sprouts
6 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
2 tablespoons ginger, peeled and chopped
4 tablespoons canola oil
2 teaspoons soy sauce
pinch of salt
pinch of crushed red pepper


Peel off the outer leaves of the brussel sprouts, trim the stalk, and then halve (or quarter for the large ones) them (How to video here).

Heat 3 tablespoons of the canola oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Once, it is nice and hot, add the brussel sprouts. Leave alone for 2-3 minutes allowing to brown, toss and do the same for another 2-3 minutes. Do this one last time for an additional 2-3 minutes. They should be browning up nicely.

Add the remaining tablespoon of canola oil along with the garlic and ginger, and stir well. Saute for just a couple minutes. Sprinkle with a little salt, red pepper, and the soy sauce. Stir to combine and serve hot!

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16 Responses to “Garlic Ginger Brussels Sprouts”

  1. 1

    Jessica @ How Sweet — September 21, 2011 @ 9:54 pm

    brussels were the first veggies i decided i liked. i can’t wait to try these!

    • Kristina replied: — September 23rd, 2011 @ 11:43 am

      Throw some bacon in there and call it a day 😉

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    Maggie @ A Bitchin' Kitchen — September 21, 2011 @ 11:00 pm

    These look delicious! I hated brussels sprouts as a kid, but re-tried them last year and really enjoyed them. People just need to give them a chance!

    • Kristina replied: — September 23rd, 2011 @ 11:43 am

      same here… once I re-tried them I fell in love 🙂

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    Mike — September 22, 2011 @ 10:38 am

    great stuff, love, great stuff. love the flavor, the texture from the pan fry and YOU!

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    Madison @ Espresso and Cream — September 22, 2011 @ 11:07 am

    Love Brussels Sprouts and this recipe!

    • Kristina replied: — September 23rd, 2011 @ 11:43 am


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    Tanya - Three Square Meals — September 25, 2011 @ 5:55 pm

    Normally, I will only eat my brussels sprouts roasted but you have convinced me to try your sauteed version. Can’t wait!

    • Kristina replied: — October 6th, 2011 @ 10:47 am

      try it!!!

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    Vanessa — March 25, 2012 @ 12:56 pm

    I loved your story because that is why I was looking for this recipe. I tried these brussels sprouts at Sakaya Kitchen in Miami, they are the owners of the food truck you mentioned, and they were AMAZING!!! so I wanted to make them at home. I will try your recipe today.

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    Ali — April 19, 2013 @ 12:27 pm

    Hi Kristina!

    Thanks so much for putting together this recipe! The other day I had the same exact cravings for these brussel sprouts and I stumbled onto your website! I tried the recipe and loved it, if you want you can read more about the post here where I credited you for everything! Next week I have to look for the food trucks or head back to good ol’ sakaya kitchen! 🙂

    Thanks again!


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