Photography: Randy Mayor; Styling: Jan Gautro
8 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup)

Carrots, green beans, and cauliflower will also work. To trim a Brussels sprout, cut a small portion from the stem, and pull off the yellow leaves. Nigella seeds, also called black onion seeds, have a nutty, peppery flavor.

How to Make It

Step 1

Cut a shallow "X" in stem end of each sprout. Cook sprouts in boiling water 7 minutes or until tender; drain.

Step 2

Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add chiles; cook 1 minute or until browned, shaking the pan frequently. Add seeds; cook, partially covered, 1 minute or until mustard seeds begin to pop, shaking pan frequently. Add onion and turmeric; sauté 5 minutes or until lightly browned. Add sprouts, salt, and sugar; cook 3 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Stir in cilantro, coconut, and juice.

Ratings & Reviews

SingingGourmand's Review

September 13, 2014
This was spectacular! I did make a few modifications, though. I added broccolini to the sprouts in the last few minutes of cooking. I substituted black sesame seeds for the nigella seeds. I was also out of lemons, so I substituted lemon curd for the lemon juice and sugar. I put it in the skillet I'd toasted the spices in, added the coconut (I keep a bag in the freezer) and some dried cilantro and let it melt down and meld together before tossing it on the brussels sprouts. I also grated a tiny bit of semi-hard cheese on top (I used Sartori BellaVitano). I'm sure it would be fantastic as written as well.