Stir-Fried Brussels Sprouts with Garlic and Chile

This recipe was featured in Bon Appétit magazine's "Thai Food 101" story in January 2012. We really enjoyed preparing this healthy meal at home. Highly nutritious, and because of the way it's prepared your kitchen won't be overwhelmed with smell of brussels sprouts.

According to Bon Appétit, the key to this dish's success is controlling the heat on the pan from beginning to end. You can increase the spiciness of your stir-fry by adding more chiles.


For 4 Person(s)


  • 4 Cups Halved Brussels Sprouts
  • Kosher Salt
  • 1/4 Cup Vegetable Oil
  • 2 Tablespoons Thinly Sliced Garlic
  • 1/4 Cup Oyster Sauce
  • 4 Teaspoons Fish Sauce
  • 2 Teaspoons Thin Soy Sauce
  • 2 Teaspoons Sugar
  • 1/2 Teaspoon 1/8in thick slices of fresh Thai chiles
  • Pinch of Ground White Pepper
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Method for Stir-Fried Brussels Sprouts with Garlic and Chile

Blanch brussels sprouts in a large pot of boiling salted water until bright green, about 15 seconds. Drain and set aside.

Heat oil in a wok or large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and stir until light golden brown, about 30 seconds. Using a slotted spoon, transfer garlic to a small bowl.

Increase heat to high; add brussels sprouts. Stir-fry until they begin to soften, 2–3 minutes. Add oyster sauce and next 5 ingredients. Stir-fry for 30 seconds; add chicken broth. Bring to a boil; cook until liquid is reduced slightly, about 2 minutes; add more chiles, if desired. Stir in garlic. Transfer to serving plate. Serve immediately with steamed jasmine rice. Enjoy.

Source: Bon Appétit, January 2012