Author Notes: Brussel sprouts and kimchi may seem like an unliky combination, but opposites attract! The woodsy, mellow flavor of brussel sprouts is the perfect foil to kimchi's pumgent fire, especially when roasted to crisp perfection and dressed with sesame oil. For me, this is best served over brown rice. —MJ Lentz
pound brussel sprouts, halved
splash olive oil
Salt and pepper
teaspoons sesame oil
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Toss the brussel sprouts in the olive oil, salt and pepper. Pour the sprouts onto a cookie sheet with a raised edge and roast for 20 minutes, turning the sprouts at least once to ensure they are evenly browned. Raise oven temp to 450 and pour the kimchi over the sprouts. Mix.
- Continue roasting and turning the sprouts until the outsides are crisp but the insides are tender. The kimchi will crisp up, too.
- Garnish with sesame oil and more salt and pepper.