Prep 3 mins
Cook 10 mins
Well, on Zaar we have done lots and lots of interesting things with brussels sprouts, to improve the popularity of the nutritious little green balls! Here is yet another quick and easy variation. (About liquor: even if you don't serve liquor in your house, but have no other objection, it's worth keeping bottles of sherry, brandy, port, vermouth, liqueurs and wines tucked away on a pantry shelf! Comes in so handy in cooking, and remember, the alcohol burns away. Buy one type per month to spread the expense, until you have a little hoard just for cooking. They last for years!)
- 2 lbs Brussels sprouts
- 2 -3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon salt (flaky sea salt if possible, and use more as needed)
- 1 teaspoon black pepper, coarse ground
- 1 tablespoon caraway seed (or use 1/4 cup flaked almonds)
- 3 tablespoons dry vermouth (or brandy)
- In a large frying pan, heat the oil over high heat.
- Add the sprouts and shake pan a little. Season sprouts with salt and pepper.
- Stirfry for 3 minutes, then add the caraway seeds (or flaked almonds). Shake pan, and stir often, until sprouts start to char on the outside. Add more oil if necessary.
- Now add the vermouth or brandy to the pan. Stir well, cook for another minute or so, and they're done.
- Serve hot, as soon as possible.
When the hubby gives Brussels sprouts a big thumbs up...you know you have a winner...I prepared mine with the almonds and the dry vermouth...they came out nice and tender with a bite to them...oh...I did locate the flaky sea salt...at...$29.99 a pound...I got $2.70 worth...but...I didn't notice any thing special...so don't waste your time and money locating the special sea salt...thanks for posting it...Made for Fall PAC 2012
I love my Brussels sprouts and love making them different ways. This was simple, yet had nice flavor. I did use the dry vermouth and the caraway seeds. I love caraway seeds! I wouldn't hesitate to use half caraway and half flaked almonds next time. Thanx, Zurie!
Zurie - loved this simple dish!! The vermouth is excellent with the b.sprouts!!