Thai Braised Brussels Sprouts | A Thought For Food

I never thought I’d say this, but I’m feeling ready for cooler temperatures (I know I’ll regret these words come February). Maybe it has to do with the fact that we got our fireplace fixed last week. When Eric and I moved in, we’d gotten it inspected and everything looked good, except there were a few areas that needed to be patched up. It all seemed to be more work (and costly) than we’d wanted, so we decided to hold off. But then we got a quote from someone and decided that after this last winter, we’d better get it fixed so we can enjoy roaring fires and bourbon. Lots and lots of bourbon.

I mentioned in my last post that we were going to Le Bernardin. Well, that happened over the weekend and, well, somehow the experience exceeded my expectations. It’s rare that I get to enjoy a meal that’s totally pescatarian (usually there’s some bacon or beefiness that’s thrown into the mix that I just ignore), so it was a real treat. Despite the cost of the meal, I wouldn’t hesitate going back. Every dish, the service, the wine… the whole thing was so remarkable. And I only took one picture! I know… shocking.

So, let’s move on to these Brussels sprouts. These were marked down months ago when Eric and I were at a restaurant in Provincetown and we were at a bar that served a version of them. They were fried and spicy and, therefore, totally wonderful. I immediately got to work on my recipe and sat there with him, going over all the things I’d add to them when I prepared them at home. Well, that was in August and I’m just getting to it now. These are not traditional by any means but the nice thing about cabbage is that it holds up pretty well to strong flavors.

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  • October 14, 2015 - 8:53 am

    nicola - I’ve also been thinking about how nice cooler weather can be. It feels great to be able to turn on the stove without turning my kitchen into a gigantic oven! I’d love to cozy up with a bowl of these Brussels sprouts! I already have most of these ingredients so hopefully that will happen soon!ReplyCancel

  • October 14, 2015 - 11:14 am

    Kevin | Keviniscooking - How cool to come across your site via mine! Got to love the internet, connecting people one recipe at a time!
    Read your About to get to know you and we have quite a bit in common, too.
    Killer recipe here and I really like your photography. Pinned this one and definitely added to my Feedly. Have a great day Brian.ReplyCancel

  • October 14, 2015 - 12:44 pm

    Shashi at RunninSrilankan - So glad to have stumbled by because the now my roasted Brussels Sprouts are about to get super exciting! Love your Thai twist to these!ReplyCancel

  • October 14, 2015 - 5:15 pm

    Meredith - The fact that you only took one picture says it all! So glad you all got to go for your birthday! And these sprouts are desperately making me wish fall was here! gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • October 14, 2015 - 9:13 pm

    Ellen - Crazy–I just made something almost exactly like this for a dinner party two weeks ago. Had something similar at Pesce in NOLA and wanted to replicate it. My guests all liked them–even those who said they don’t usually eat Brussels sprouts. Brilliant minds thinking alike! Great photos.ReplyCancel

  • October 14, 2015 - 10:21 pm

    Aimee @ Simple Bites - I adore brussels sprouts and this is a fresh new take on them. I always reach for a lemon and the maple syrup. :)ReplyCancel

  • October 14, 2015 - 11:23 pm

    Tieghan - THESE! OMG!! these look amazing, brussels are my favorite!! :) So much YUM!!ReplyCancel

  • October 15, 2015 - 11:13 pm

    Shaina - Brussels sprouts are quite possibly my favorite vegetable. I can’t seem to get enough, and this spiced up take on them is going to have to happen soon. Luckily, I have more than a few from the market waiting.ReplyCancel

  • October 16, 2015 - 11:57 am

    annie - Brussels Sprouts:Me as Oversized Sandwiches:Scooby Doo.

    These look so golden and pretty! I don’t think I would even get them as far as the serving bowl.ReplyCancel

  • October 16, 2015 - 2:28 pm

    Sharon Samuels - This looks incredible. I can’t wait to cook these.
    Sharon S.ReplyCancel

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  • October 19, 2015 - 10:15 am

    Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles - One of my favorite lunches = Brussels sprouts. Love the spicy take with this recipe!!ReplyCancel

  • October 19, 2015 - 8:13 pm

    Whitni @ A Cookie & A Kiss - I LOVE brussels sprouts and these look so delicious! I will have to try your seasonings..ReplyCancel

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