Monday, June 28, 2010

Caramelized Maple Sesame Brussels Sprouts


One of my current favorite ingredients is Sesame Oil. I've started using it often because 1 tsp. is only 40 calories, 3.5g of fat, and has so much flavor! I've started subbing it for EVOO in recipes that could use a little punch of flavor. This recipe is really simple, and showcases the amazing sesame flavor. Be sure to use real, pure Maple Syrup because the recipe is so few ingredients. 

Caramelized Maple Sesame Brussels Sprouts

1 lb. Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved
1/4 c. Maple Syrup
2 tsp. Sesame Oil
Salt and pepper
1 scallion, white part, minced
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tsp. sesame seeds

Preheat oven to 400*
Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil, spray with nonstick spray.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together maple syrup, sesame oil, salt, pepper, scallion and garlic. 
Toss well to coat, spread out on baking sheet.
Roast for 20-25 minutes, until caramelized and tender.
Plate and garnish with extra sesame seeds. 

5 comments:

Robyn said...

I heart brussel sprouts, I'll have to try this!

Dawn said...

I can't say brussels are my fav but maybe I just haven't done them the right way because this sounds good!

Kelly said...

This sounds delightful. I haven't bought more sesame oil for my new kitchen (well, not really new anymore as I've been in it 3 months) and really need to remember to buy some.

Tasha said...

We love roasted brussel sprouts, and I can only imagine that with the addition of mapel and sesame flavors they'd be that much better!!

Joanne said...

I love sesame oil also...doesn't hurt that it's good for you too! Never thought to combine it with maple. Good call!