Myers and Chang Spicy-and-Garlicky Brussels Sprouts

This photo shows bacon but this recipe has chiles instead. Furman likes them both ways. :)

This photo shows bacon but this recipe has chiles instead. Furman likes them both ways. :)

I love Joanne Chang's Brussel sprouts. They are lightly boiled and then sautéd in a cast iron pan with the chiles and garlic. I think they would probably be really good roasted too.

serves 12

Ingredients

3 pounds brussels sprouts, halved
6 tablespoons vegetable oil
4 large garlic cloves, smashed
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
Salt

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the brussels sprouts and cook until bright green, 2 minutes. Drain well and pat dry.

  2. In a large, deep skillet, heat 3 tablespoons of the oil until shimmering. Add half of the garlic and half of the brussels sprouts and cook over high heat undisturbed for 1 minute.

  3. Add half of the crushed red pepper, season with salt and cook over moderate heat, stirring a few times, until the brussels sprouts are browned and tender, about 3 minutes.

  4. Transfer to a serving bowl. Repeat with the remaining oil, garlic, brussels sprouts and crushed red pepper. Serve warm.