I've tried a few variations on this Momofuku-inspired dressing, and I've discovered that you really can't go wrong with these flavors. The basic elements of fish sauce, sugar, garlic and chile will get you excited about many a vegetable, especially if it's roasted. Here, our Shichimi Togarashi provides the heat and some sour-sweetness from the citrus peels. Fresh herbs balance the flavor. Adapted from Gourmet via Epicurious.
Serves 4-6 as a side dish
Ingredients: For brussels sprouts: 2 pounds Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved lengthwise 3 tbsp canola oil 2 tbsp unsalted butter
For dressing: 1/4 cup fish sauce 1/4 cup water 1/4 cup sugar 3 tbsp finely chopped mint 2 tbsp finely chopped cilantro 1 garlic clove, minced 2 tbsp Shichimi Togarashi
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place the rack in the upper third of the oven.
Toss Brussels sprouts with oil and place cut sides down on a rimmed baking sheet. Roast until outer leaves are tender and dark brown, 20 to 25 minutes. Transfer the sprouts to a bowl. Add butter and toss to coat.
In a small bowl or jar (you might have extra left over), combine the dressing ingredients until the sugar has dissolved.
Pour enough dressing over the Brussels Sprouts to coat. You might have extra dressing. Use it on your next roasted veggie!
March 04, 2021
This was delicious! The sauce was way too powerful though. We halved the brusselsprouts (1 lb) yet used 1/4 the sauce, and it was still too strong. I would use the sauce more sparingly next time.
January 30, 2020
What a delicious meal we had tonight. I added the broccoli and red pepper flakes,. It was just wonderful and enjoyed by my husband as well. Thanks for sharing such a great recipe!!
April 05, 2018
Sounds wonderful, except that for health reasons I’ll be trying this without the added sugar. Brussels sprouts take on a sweet caramelized flavor when roasted anyway.
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