Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Braised Brussels Sprouts in Red Wine

Braised Brussels Sprouts in Red Wine

    This Braised Brussels sprouts is not just a healthy way of eating but a simple and scrumptious recipes for a special occasions such as the romantic valentines day. A nice touch of red wine gives this Brussels sprouts a great combination of flavors without the bitterness that most of us dislike. This splendid side-dish makes a great pairing with steaks and ribs, also seafood. 


Ground Ginger
  • 1 lb clean cut in halves Brussels sprouts
  •  half an onion, diced
  • 3 to 4 cloves of minces garlic
  • 1 teaspoon of ground black peppers
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  •  4 tablespoons of  olive oil, divided

    • 1/2 cup of chicken stock
    • 1/2 cup of dessert wine.*

    ***Sweet wine is slightly sweet, dessert wines is much sweeter.***


    In a small skillet on medium heat, add 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Saute the dice onions, a pinch of salt and garlic until caramelized. Take off the heat and set aside.

    In a large skillet on medium heat, add the olive oil and place the Brussels sprouts face down. Sprinkle on the salt,black peppers and ground ginger.
    Add the saute mixture on top of the Brussels sprouts.

    Pour in about 1/2 cup of red wine and 1/2 cup of chicken stock. Let it boil until the liquids evaporate. Once the liquids starts to evaporates, cover the lid for about 2 minutes and let it caramelize. 

    Stir a couple of times to mix in the reduces sauce and serve it as a side along with your preferred meals.