This is a very simple side dish of Brussel Sprout drizzled with creamy Tahini and garnished with slivered almonds. If you’re unsure whether you like brussel sprout or not, then this recipe is for you.
- 300 grams Brussel sprouts
- 1 tablespoon slivered almonds
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 garlic cloves crushed
- ½ lemon
- parsley to garnish
Creamy Tahini Sauce
- 1 garlic cloves crushed
- ¼ cup tahini hulled
- 3 tablespoons cold water (it may be less or more – see Cook’s note)
- 2-3 tablespoons lemon juice
- salt to season
*Keep in mind that the quality of tahini can vary with different brands so best to add the water gradually. You may need to add more water.
*How to tell if Brussels Sprouts are rotten?
First, rinse the Brussel sprouts in cold water. Remove any brown leaves and with a sharp knife remove just the tip of the sprout and discard. Slice in half. Place the Brussels sprouts into the steamer and steam for 8-10 minutes or until fork-tender but not completely cooked through. Set aside
In the meantime, begin by making tahini sauce; place the tahini, lemon juice, and crushed garlic into a bowl. Whisk adding 1 tablespoon of water at a time until creamy and smooth. The Consistency should be creamy and pourable similar to thickened cream before whipping. You may add more or less water than what’s specified above. Season with salt and set aside.
In a medium-size fry-pan, add 1 tablespoon of olive oil and slivered almonds and fry until golden in colour. Remove and set aside.
In the same fry-pan, add remaining oil, and garlic and saute until soft but not brown in colour. Add the steamed Brussel Sprout and continue to cook until crispy and golden in colour. Place in serving dish and drizzle with Creamy tahini sauce.
Serves 4-6 as a side dish
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