I wanted to share this quick recipe for my pan fried brussels sprouts with tamari and lemon. It’s a fast recipe that I like to whip up midweek because it’s super easy to do, and is SO delicious.
I really like pan frying my brussels sprouts because I like that blackened outer and semi crunchy inner. I’ve found the best way to achieve this is to cook the veg in a cast iron skillet, because the iron is able to get really hot in comparison to other metals. I roast them in coconut oil for about 10-15 on medium heat, and then I turn the heat WAAAY up for the last 5-10 minutes to really blacken them. (Note, I haven’t used a cast iron skillet in the image above. My cast iron was currently in use, so I used my stainless steel pan instead. Although I prefer the cast iron, both work well).
What makes this dish so restaurant worthy has got to be its tamari and lemon seasoning. Before the dish is complete I add splashes of tamari sauce and fresh lemon juice. It gives the sprouts a really deep and salty flavour, with a nice citrus balance. Then a little cracked pepper is all that’s need to seal the deal. If you don’t have tamari handy you can also use soy sauce, I just prefer tamari as it’s gluten free and less salty.
With the weather cooling I’ve been making this recipe A LOT, its deep flavours are just perfect for a nutritious evening side. Would you believe me if I said that I come home in the evening craving brussels sprouts? I wouldn’t have either…but this recipe begs to differ! As of recent we’ve been pairing the recipe with brown rice, roasted cherry tomatoes, and caramelized mushrooms. Honestly, last night I ate myself silly with this deadly combo. I also served these brussels sprouts at my Vegan Thanksgiving Dinner a few weekends ago because it’s really easy and effortless to throw together. It was a huge crowd pleaser! Defs one to keep in mind for all you American Thanksgiving celebrators.
That’s all I’ve got to say about this gorgeous autumn side dish. That, and it’s going to change your mid-week dining. Get ready to come home drooling for these pan fried brussels sprouts. I hope you enjoy this deadly delicious side dish as much as we do!
VEGAN – VEGETARIAN – WHEAT-FREE – GLUTEN-FREE – DAIRY-FREE – NUT-FREE