Sunday, November 28, 2010

Dry curry Brussels Sprouts


brussels sprouts

Knock knock. Let me be your friendly Brussels sprout evangelist. If you don’t like the sprouts, I would suggest your taste buds have been lied to—or even worse those sprouts have been tortured. Here is a handy guide, if your Brussels sprouts have been cooked until they are yellow, sulphuric or soggy, then pass them right on. If they are firm, green, lovely, pleasing to the eye and nose then grab yourself a double helping. For a couple years, I made vadouvon Brussels sprouts, this year I went with a mustard dry curry.

Dry curry Brussels Sprouts

1 lb Brussels sprouts
½ lb tiny potatoes

In a skillet or wok, add:
2 T oil
1 t turmeric
1 t black mustard seeds
1/2 t cumin powder

Once the spices brown slightly, add:
1.5 T tomato paste
1.5 T whole grain mustard
2 small onions sliced in thin rings
Pinch sugar
1 T ginger
1.5 T garlic

Let onions caramelize. Once onions have browned, add Brussels sprouts and potatoes. Let brown slightly. Then add ½ cup water or coconut milk. Simmer.

In a separate skillet, dry fry a handful of tomatoes.

Add the browned, wilted tomatoes to the brussel sprouts. Serve warm.

The gang at Guerilla Gourmet were kind enough to include me as the Ohio rep for their holiday round up. And, I rarely turn down the chance to represent the glory of Ohio produce. Go over and check out the rest of the states.


Jacqueline said...

I hate brussel sprouts so this may be the recipe for me. I do want to like them, but haven't been convinced so far. My mother-in-law gave up eventually after trying to cook them different ways for me. She was very good natured about it thankfully. Never thought of having them this way though.

Johanna GGG said...

I've had roasted brussels sprouts in curry and loved them but never like this - the photo looks so inviting - what was I thinking in never eating them as a child - maybe I was just passing up on the soggy sprouts as you advise so wisely

Joanne said...

I am a total sprout LOVER so I'm absolutely sure that I would adore these! They sound so so so tasty. They could convert just about anyone.

Jenn AKA The Leftover Queen said...

I adore the sprouts, but have never thought of flavoring them with curry! Great idea! I will try it!

girlichef said...

Well, I actually LOVE brussels sprouts, but I've never had them w/ curry...they sound wonderful!

Lori said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE brussel sprouts. Your recipe is an absolute must try for me.