Brussels Sprouts with Fish Sauce recipe – 143 calories

brussels sprouts with fish sauce recipe 143 calories

I’ve never been a big fan of Brussels sprouts, mostly because of their sulfurous odor when cooked. I recently found how to fix this problem: the sprouts should never be steamed of boiled for more than 7 minutes.

Brussels Sprouts with Fish Sauce recipe – 143 calories

1 lbs Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved lengthwise
3 tablespoons oil
3 tablespoons fish sauce
salt, to taste

1. Bring a heavily salted pot of water to a boil.
2. Parboil the Brussels sprouts until just tender (for about 3-5 minutes).
3. Drain, flush with cold water, and drain well. Set aside.
4. Heat the oil in a medium skillet over medium heat.
5. Add the Brussels sprouts, putting them facing down. Increase the heat to medium-high or high.
6. Let the sprouts cook for about 2 minutes, until they are light golden on their cut side. Turn them and continue cooking for a little longer to heat them through.
7. Add 3 tablespoons of fish sauce, turning the sprouts so they absorb the seasoning.
8. Transfer to a serving bowl and enjoy immediately.

Servings: 4

Nutritional information for one serving:
Calories: 143
Total fat: 10.5 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 1,070 mg
Total carbs: 10.6 g
Fiber: 4.3 g
Protein: 4.5 g
Weight Watchers points: 3

Photo credit: Andrea_Nguyen

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  1. Almost 40 years old over here and I’ve never even heard of fish sauce. Is reading it supposed to make my nose wrinkle like that? 😉

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  2. Brussel sprouts offended me as a child. So bitter! I’m not sure if its my tastebuds that have changed, or whether sprouts have become milder, but I don’t actually mind them now!

    Those look particularly delicious!

  3. Hearing first time about the fish sauce. Going to try hand on this today.

  4. That’s interesting. Glad to know how to fix that awful smell, because we love brussel sprouts in this house!

    Happy New Year!


  5. i’m really not quite sure about this fish sauce but i think i’ll try it at least once :)

    hope you had a good start into the new year?

  6. Brussels sprouts are my favorites, since I am an active vegetarian, I’m interested on blogs like this. Vegetables are the best food on earth no harm no worries about this foods.

  7. Sprouts are my favorites since child. I love vegetables since then. Now I pursue to be vegetarian and I enjoy healthy life with.

  8. Well I have never heard of fish sauce before. Thanks for this information.

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