This is not your typical brussels sprouts recipe, however, the intricate combination of the cayenne-chocolate flavors will make even the biggest brussels sprouts critic fall in love with this veg! My fascination with making unusual flavors work together inspired this recipe. —Mariya
brussels sprouts-quartered, with ends trimmed
In This Recipe
Combine balsamic vinegar with olive oil and add brussels sprouts; marinate for 10 minutes.
Add olive oil to a hot sauté pan and sweat shallots.
Add marinated brussels sprouts to pan and sauté on high heat for ~3 min.
Add cayenne and chicken stock-to the half-way point of the brussels sprouts.
As soon as the liquid comes to a boil, turn the heat down, and simmer (covered) until brussels sprouts are just tender (approximately 15 min); remove brussels sprouts.
Add the rest of the chicken stock to the pan and reduce the liquid by half; season.
Take the pan off the heat and add chocolate, until melted.