Recipe | Pan-Seared Brussels Sprouts with Smoked Turkey

Another sign of getting old: We love Brussels sprouts…but only if they’re prepared correctly. Here’s a great recipe to try if you want to cure a case of Brussels-sprouts-phobia.

Pan-Seared Brussels Sprouts with Smoked Turkey

Original recipe here

  • 2 T water
  • 1 t sugar
  • 1 t rice vinegar
  • 1 t soy sauce
  • 1 t fish sauce
  • 1/4 t crushed red pepper
  • 1 T dark sesame oil
  • 1 lb trimmed Brussels sprouts, halved lengthwise

Combine water, sugar, vinegar, soy sauce, fish sauce, and crushed red pepper in a small bowl. Stir until sugar dissolves. Let stand at least 20 minutes. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add sesame oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add Brussels sprouts to pan in a single layer, cut side down. Cook, without stirring, 5 minutes or until cut sides are evenly browned. Turn sprouts, and reduce heat to medium; cook 3 minutes or until crisp-tender. Increase heat to medium-high. Add fish sauce mixture to pan, tossing to coat sprouts. Cook 1 minute or until liquid evaporates. Serve with smoked turkey.


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