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Sesame Maple Glazed Brussels SproutsĀ and Carrots by Sonia! The Healthy Foodie | Recipe on thehealthyfoodie.com

Sesame Maple Glazed Brussels Sprouts and Carrots

Sesame Maple Glazed Brussels Sprouts and Carrots - a very unique twist and flavor combo for totally classic veggies. Equally delicious warm or cold!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 136 kcal
Author Sonia! The Healthy Foodie

Ingredients

  • 1.65 lb Brussels Sprouts
  • 3 large carrots peeled and julienned

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Optional garnish

US Customary - Metric

Instructions

  1. Trim the stems off the Brussels sprouts and then detach the leaves as best you can. To make the task easier, smash the sprouts with a small saucepan or meat mallet to break them up a bit, then they sort of come undone on their own.
  2. As for the carrots, the best way to julienne them is with the help of a good mandolin slicer.
  3. Bring a large quantity of salted water to the boil and prepare a bath of ice cold water.
  4. As soon as the water boils, add the "deconstructed" Brussels sprouts and julienned carrots to the pot; cook for about 30 seconds, until slightly softened and their colors become beautiful and vibrant; then, immediately drain and plunge the veggies into the bath of ice cold water to stop the cooking.
  5. Once the vegetables are completely chilled, transfer them to a colander and let them drain and dry a bit. Be sure to give them a good shake from time to time to remove as much excess water as you possibly can.
  6. Meanwhile, combine the garlic, sesame oil, maple syrup, rice vinegar, soy sauce, lime juice, smoked paprika, onion powder, salt and white pepper in a large skillet; whisk until well combined and bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Simmer for 2 to 3 minutes, until reduced by about half and somewhat thick and sticky.
  7. Add the vegetables and cook for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until the liquid is completely evaporated.
  8. Serve immediately, garnished with toasted sesame seeds, if desired.
  9. This dish is also excellent served cold and will keep in the refrigerator for up to about a week.
Nutrition Facts
Sesame Maple Glazed Brussels Sprouts and Carrots
Amount Per Serving
Calories 136 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 314mg 13%
Potassium 477mg 14%
Total Carbohydrates 16g 5%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 7g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 106.8%
Vitamin C 98.6%
Calcium 5.8%
Iron 8.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.