Chili Garlic Brussels Sprouts

1 pound fresh brussels sprouts, cut in half

3 tablespoons soy sauce

2-3 cloves garlic, crushed

1/2 pound thick-cut bacon, diced

1/4 cup Asian sweet chili sauce (I use the Mae Ploy brand)

1/4 cup chopped, roasted peanuts (optional)

Place the halved brussels sprouts in a large bowl and toss well with the soy sauce and garlic. Let sit while you cook the bacon.

Toss the diced bacon in a pan (cast-iron is preferred here if you have it) and cook the bacon until done.

Dump the whole mess of sprouts and soy sauce in your hot pan with the bacon and saute’ on medium high until the sprouts begin to char on their outer layers and the soy sauce begins to caramelize and thicken.

Add in the sweet chili sauce and mix well until all the sprouts are slightly tender and covered with the glaze. Taste and add more chili sauce if necessary. (Don’t overcook the sprouts!)

Sprinkle with chopped peanuts and serve.


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