Saturday, January 14, 2012

Chang-Style Brussels Sprouts

IMG_2785eIt wasn’t until recently that I discovered that I really enjoy Brussels sprouts.  In the past I always found them stinky and well, cabbage-y tasting but when cooked up right as in this recipe with the addition of bacon, Sriracha and a bit of lime, well they’re absolutely delicious.  I’ve made this recipe a couple of times and because Eammon always requests Brussels sprouts as part of Christmas dinner, I served them Christmas Eve, much to everyone’s delight.

IMG_2789e Chang-Style Brussels Sprouts (from here)
serves 4

1lb fresh Brussels sprouts
1/4lb thick-cut bacon
Butter (optional)
Sriracha hot sauce 
juice of one lime
Salt and pepper

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Trim stem-ends from sprouts. Half sprouts lengthwise, through core. Cut bacon into chunks. Cook in a large-ish oven-proof skillet over medium heat until crispy, about five minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Raise heat to medium-high. Add sprouts to skillet, cut side down, in a single layer. Sear until they start to sizzle. Transfer to the oven and roast until they are browning on the cut side, about 8 minutes. Flip sprouts over in skillet and return to oven. Remove from oven they are bright green and tender (taste check), about 10 minutes. Return pan to the stove top over medium heat. Put a pot holder on the skillet handle so you don't accidentally sear your palm. Stir in bacon and an optional tablespoon of butter. Toss until mixed through. Dump sprouts and bacon in a bowl, add a few squirts of Sriracha depending on how hot you like it (we like it hot). Squeeze in juice of one lime. Salt and pepper if necessary.



  1. Well, I'd try them if you made them for me. The chances of me making them is pretty slim. LOL!

  2. They do actually look really good. I also didn't like them until a few years ago - I still usually only eat them at Christmas though!

  3. I love Brussels sprouts...with hot sauce and bacon sounds amazing.

  4. i love sprouts, but have never tried them with siraccha (which I LOVE!!!). Will be testing this out - - sounds like the combo of hot sauce and lime will totally add an unexpected flavor!
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  5. This looks so good! I've only ever done very basic, salt-and-pepper brussels sprouts but it looks like this recipe takes them to the next level! Can't wait to try it!

  6. I love roasted brussels - the addition of sriracha is super cool. Can't wait to try.

  7. These look amazing! I love the spicy twist. I generally really, really like brussel's sprouts and will generally make the most of any brussel's sprout situation. Most recently our creative storage got the best of us and I ended up with a wilted stalk that <a href='">still turned out pretty good</a>.

  8. Brussels sprouts get such a bad rap, but I love 'em! I'm always on the lookout for new ways to cook them, and this recipe looks like my new favorite.

  9. We love brussels sprouts too! This sounds like a great recipe. Can't wait to try!

  10. Aren't these so addictively good?!

  11. Had to laugh at this recipe. I love roasting or sauteing Brussel Sprouts with Olive Oil (or Italian Salad Dressing.) And.... I always add salt and Frank's Red Hot to serve. This variation sounds like a winner - that squeeze of lime is genius! and, Bacon! Can't wait to try.

  12. Hi Lisa,
    That is a beautiful bowl of goodness. I would just love you Chang Style Brussels Sprouts and will give them a try. Hope you have a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  13. I have always love sprouts myself, but my hubby just can't seem to get there. He likes almost anything green but not these. I bet with a little bacon and hot sauce....he might feel differently. Hmmmm....think I will try again. Glad you shared it.

  14. This looks delicious! It has been featured this week on Makin' You Crave Monday, and I'd love it if you stopped by to see & linked up again! :)


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