Thursday, November 14, 2013

Sauteed Brussels Sprouts with Yogurt Garlic Dip / Low Cal Recipe

Brussels Sprouts, go for the crunchy succulent leafy green with beneficial cancer fighting properties.Cook it the right way to  retain its flavor.

They look like miniature cabbage and tastes almost similar. Donoo why many people have so strong opinion about these cuties..I have tried roasting in the oven I find  that it looses all the moisture becomes really dry and flaky. I usually like brussels sprouts  simple sauteed  without too many ingredients to mask its natural sweet taste. May be that is why my herd loves to have it as a finger food too.


Too much of cooking does spoil the actual  taste and turns  slightly bitter and they start to smell awful too.



Ingredients:
Brussels sprouts - 1/2 - 1 lb
Olive oil - 2 -3 tsp
Salt and Pepper to taste.

Method:
1.Remove the wilted and yellow leaves of the brussels sprouts, trim the stem a bit and wash them thoroughly.
Cut it into two or wedges if u like.
2.Heat a wide mouthed non stick pan add olive oil swirl the pan to coat evenly.Place the brussels sprouts with cut side down .Sprinkle some water on top cover with a lid .
3.After around five minutes it gets steamed and caramelized  then turn each piece upside down and sprinkle some salt and pepper evenly, sprinkle some water cover and cook for another five minutes.
Saute for a minute only.That is all. Do not let it over cook and turn wilted and mushy.Let it have some crunch while you eat it.
 Remove and serve it hot  as a side dish for steak, baked fish,chicken etc.

Yogurt and Garlic dip :
A Mediterranean inspired low cal substitute for mayo.

Ingredients:
Yogurt - 4 Tbsp
Garlic -2  minced  or Garlic butter - a tsp
Green chili / pickled Jalapeno chopped- 1  (according to your tolerance)
Fresh Cilantro / Parsley  chopped - 1 tsp
Salt and Pepper to taste.

Mix everything together in a small bowl and keep it ready in the refrigerator and serve with hot brussels sprout wedges / halves.

There you go... my hand model just jumped in to take a dip. :)

Hope you all liked it.
Do checkout other brussels sprouts recipes for more ideas to include it in your diet.

Feed Me Phoebe: Roasted Brussels Sprout and Gruyere Toasts
Jeanette's Healthy Living: Tangy Brussels Sprout Apple Salad
Big Girls, Small Kitchen: Roasted Brussels Sprout Salad with Maple Vinaigrette and Crunchy Breadcrumbs 
Napa Farmhouse 1885: Roasted Brussels Sprouts Salad with Tahini Vinaigrette
Red or Green: Spicy Skillet Brussels Sprouts with Bacon
Elephants and the Coconut Trees: Sauteed Brussels Sprouts with Yogurt Garlic Dip
Domesticate Me: Brie Quesadillas with Brussels Sprouts, Bacon and Beer-Glazed Onions
Virtually Homemade: Pan-Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Butternut Squash
Dishing: Brussels Sprouts with Plain Omelette
Devour: Chefs' Best Brussels Sprouts
Weelicious: Shredded Brussels Sprouts with Poppy Seeds
FN Dish: Thanksgiving's Finest Brussels Sprouts Sides
Dishin & Dishes: Brussels Sprouts Gratin

28 comments:

  1. Meena such a tempting platter, that dip makes it all worth it, would sure love to try this sometime :)

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  2. this sounding yummy n tempting cliks.nice header dear...nw its luking sum cool

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    1. Thank you Usha. Really appreciate ur comments.

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  3. I am going to message you my home address and UPS account info. when ever I comment that I WANT IT, mail it to me please. I love roasted vegetables and this my friend, its tempting.

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    1. Thank you Linsy.Ya sure anytime you want..wish I was in the East Coast with you.

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  4. Wow .I have many recipes using brussel sprouts.But i dont know how it taste ,So was bit skeptical about how it will taste .NOw i know its like cabbage .Thanks for sharing the info Meena.
    BY the wat this clicks looks amazing.Guess you enjoyed your finger foods.

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    1. Thank you Sathya. My daughter loves it the most surprisingly! :)
      We mostly have it while watching a movie on Friday evenings.

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  5. That is a delight...best starter for parties too...love the dip idea meena...Welcome to FN's Fest :)

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  6. love this Brussels....lovely pictures ....like your new header!!!!

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  7. Delicious Brussels sprouts with yogurt garlic dip love it, I make mezhkupuratti with it. I think it taste closer to cabbage.

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    1. Thank you Swathi,ya it is just like cabbage.

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  8. very delicious and healthy platter there :) looks so yumm !!

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  9. This looks delicious Meena.. I love Brussels sprouts. Will try this the next time i buy...

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  10. Excellent recipe and what tempting pics Meena.. very good work done . thumbs up ! :)

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  11. Very lovely clicks. And a healthy recipe

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  12. I never tried brussels sprouts it looks delicious. Nice header entirely it looks fresh

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  13. finger food always tops the world for its ease, brussels sprouts can be stand further more for its healthiness!!

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  14. Never tried this before...but will try this one for sure and that too with the garlic dip!

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  15. Love brussels sprout with yogurt dip.....Looks really tempting....Love that last click....

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  16. I fall into that category of people who don't love brussel sprouts :(...may be the way I cooked them was not right.... but yogurt dip I do love :D...

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  17. Simple yet delicious flavors, your pictures are so tempting.

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  18. Love the clicks and ur new header :) this sure's yum and healthy ! ....we don't get brussel sprouts here,how does it taste like? Just curious !

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