Spanish Garlic Brussels Sprouts | INSANELY Delicious & Easy to Make
These Spanish Garlic Brussels Sprouts are the perfect side dish for any occasion. However, they´re extra special during the holidays, as brussels sprouts are in their peek season. Folks, this recipe is easy to make, the brussels sprouts have the most incredible flavor and it´s all done in under 30 minutes.
This dish is known in Spain as Coles de Bruselas al Ajillo, and what makes it stand out above the rest is the amazing garlic flavor. But let me tell you, the back bone of this dish is using a great Spanish extra virgin olive oil. As it´s what really flavors the brussels sprouts.
To make this recipe I used fresh brussels sprouts. But you can also use frozen. Just make sure to fully thaw out. After washing the brussels sprouts, I used a salad spinner to dry them. But you can always just pat them dry with a dishcloth.
TIPS & TRICKS to Make this Recipe: Once you add the brussels sprouts into the hot pan, mix them with the olive oil and then place them cut side down in a single layer. Cook them for about 5 minutes without mixing. This is what gives them that beautiful crusty sear.
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Spanish Garlic Brussels Sprouts | Coles de Bruselas al Ajillo
- 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 30 ml
- 1 lbs Brussels sprouts 450 grams
- 8 cloves garlic
- 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley 8 grams
- 1/2 tbsp lemon juice 8 ml
- pinch sea salt
- dash black pepper
Heat a large fry pan with a medium-high heat
Meanwhile, roughly chop the garlic and add into a mortar, roughly chop a small handful of parsley and add into the mortar, season with sea salt and mash together until you form a paste
Rinse the Brussels sprouts under cold water and pat dry, then cut off the tough stem and remove any damaged or yellow leaves, then cut in half lengthwise
Drizzle in the olive oil into the hot pan and immediately add in the brussels sprouts, mix together, then place them all cut side down in a single layer, cook undisturbed for 4 to 5 minutes
After 5 minutes start mixing the brussels sprouts so they evenly cook all around, after 1 minute add in the garlic paste, mix together and go for 30 to 45 seconds, or until the garlic is fragrant, then remove from the heat
Transfer everything into a large serving dish and squeeze in the fresh lemon juice, serve warm or at room temperature, enjoy!
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