A sweet yet mildly spicy Caribbean rendition of an old vegetable staple makes what sometimes is a bitter-tasting veggie, liked by few, into an exciting side dish. After snowblowing a traditional Michigan winter evening, Charlie yearned for the island taste. He blended this up and it was requested again three nights in a row.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Melt butter with olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir in Brussels sprouts, garlic powder, jerk seasoning, curry powder, and brown sugar. Cook and stir the Brussels sprouts, tossing them in the butter and seasonings, until tender, 5 to 10 minutes.

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Nutrition Facts

191 calories; protein 5.5g 11% DV; carbohydrates 17.7g 6% DV; fat 12.8g 20% DV; cholesterol 20.3mg 7% DV; sodium 313.8mg 13% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
03/28/2011
5 stars with my adaptation as follows: first I soaked the sprouts in salted water for close to an hour then drained the water and tossed them with olive oil salt pepper and some cumin (roughly a tsp worth each of the seasonings). Then I sliced the sprouts lengthwise and baked sliced side down in the oven at 475 degrees for 15 minutes. They will get a nice little char on them just watch carefully to ensure they don't burn. While the sprouts cooked I added the butter and seasonings from the recipe (all quantities the same) to a small sauce pan. Then I added about 8 tbsp's of coconut milk and reduced the sauce slightly. Once the sprouts were cooked I placed them in a large bowl and tossed with the sauce. To quote both my girlfriend and roommate both of whom assured me they hated brussel sprouts "Oh my god these are the best brussel sprouts I have ever eaten." Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
05/16/2011
Too spicy for the family and I. I made a jerk spice recipe that I also found on this site.... maybe that is what made it unbearably hot. Either way I just wanted to give those that like me enjoy a spicy dish but not so hot that you can't taste a thing to skip this heartburn in a brussel sprout. Read More
(4)
31 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 22
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
03/28/2011
5 stars with my adaptation as follows: first I soaked the sprouts in salted water for close to an hour then drained the water and tossed them with olive oil salt pepper and some cumin (roughly a tsp worth each of the seasonings). Then I sliced the sprouts lengthwise and baked sliced side down in the oven at 475 degrees for 15 minutes. They will get a nice little char on them just watch carefully to ensure they don't burn. While the sprouts cooked I added the butter and seasonings from the recipe (all quantities the same) to a small sauce pan. Then I added about 8 tbsp's of coconut milk and reduced the sauce slightly. Once the sprouts were cooked I placed them in a large bowl and tossed with the sauce. To quote both my girlfriend and roommate both of whom assured me they hated brussel sprouts "Oh my god these are the best brussel sprouts I have ever eaten." Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/24/2011
Added a bit of water and covered for a couple of minutes near end of cooking to get the sprouts cooked through. I then let water cook off. This was a delicious way to cook brussel sprouts. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2011
All I can say is... WOW! These were really good in my opinion. While I don't entirely dislike Brussels Sprouts as a rule I can't say I normally make them often. This recipe could help to change that! I soaked the sprouts in salt water for 1 hour prior to cooking. For the jerk seasoning I used a recipe from this website. I also followed the advice of another reviewer and added a little water near the end of the cooking time and then covered the pan for a bit in order to steam them and make sure they were fully cooked and tender. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/08/2011
Loved it! Next time a little less brown sugar and I will cook them a little longer... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/31/2011
Delicious!!! The seasoning sounds weird to go on brussels but it was perfect! Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/03/2011
absolutely delicious! I served these with BBQ pork and scalloped potatoes and it was yummy. Everyone loved them. Thanks for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
05/16/2011
Too spicy for the family and I. I made a jerk spice recipe that I also found on this site.... maybe that is what made it unbearably hot. Either way I just wanted to give those that like me enjoy a spicy dish but not so hot that you can't taste a thing to skip this heartburn in a brussel sprout. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
05/19/2011
Totally ate the whole thing myself! Used a spicy curry. So good! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/01/2012
followed recipe exactly and served this at a Caribbean themed party. It was very popular and no leftover! Read More
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