I know I say this all the time, but you need to make these.
They’re ruin-your-dinner-because-you’re-incessantly-snacking-on-them-all-day-long-good. Burn-your-fingers-because-you-just-can’t-wait-to-stuff-them-in-your-mouth good. That good.
I know, I know, they’re sprouts! But when roasted, their slightly bitter flavour mellows out to a gorgeously nutty, earthy taste which pairs beutifully with the bold, tantalising notes of sesame. Crispy, tender verdant sprouts are roasted before being gently tossed with toasted sesame oil and garlic, then sprinkled generously with sesame seeds before being doused in some incredibly addictive crispy shallow-fried shallots.
Those shallots! I’m utterly infatuated and would like them sprinkled atop every single meal I ever eat, please and thank you. Salty, crunchy, savoury, dangerously addictive.
Crumbling some crispy bacon on top is never a bad idea either.. enjoy!
sesame garlic roasted brussels sprouts with crispy fried shallots
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Ingredients (serves 4-6)
For the Brussels Sprouts
- 1 lb brussels sprouts
- 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1 1/2 tsp toasted sesame oil
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- 1 tbsp sesame seeds
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
For the Crispy Fried Shallots
- 4 shallots
- 2 tbsp olive oil
1. To make the shallots (these can be made up to 24 hours in advance and subsequently stored in an airtight container until needed), heat the oil in a small saucepan on medium heat. While it heats up, slice the shallots extremely thinly lengthwise, then add them to the saucepan. Fry, stirring often, for 3-4 minutes, until golden brown and crisp. They burn easily, so be careful! Remove the shallots from the pan, place on a paper-towel lined plate, then sprinkle with salt.
2. To make the sprouts, preheat the oven to 375F/180C. Trim the sprouts, then toss them in a bowl with the olive oil, sesame oil, salt, garlic powder and sesame seeds. Place them on a lined baking sheet and roast for 18-20 minutes, toss, then return to the oven for 7-9 minutes, until edges are just starting to crisp. Transfer to a bowl, then sprinkle with fried shallots, then serve and enjoy immediately!