Spicy Brussels Sprouts Salad
A delicious and nutrient-dense dish with kimchi, peanuts and lime.
Thursday, January 24, 2013 |
2 tbs. dry-roasted peanuts
Zest of 1 lime plus ¼ cup lime juice (from about 2 limes)
1 tbs. plus 1 tsp. turbinado sugar
¾ tsp. kosher salt, divided
½ lb. Brussels sprouts
2 tbs. kimchi juice (the spicy pickled liquid from a jar of kimchi)
1 tsp. Sriracha chile sauce
9 pieces cabbage-based kimchi, thinly sliced crosswise
3 scallions, ends trimmed and thinly sliced on a bias
1. Preheat the oven to 350°. On a small, rimmed baking sheet, roast the peanuts until golden, about 5 minutes. Set aside to cool. To a food processor, add the lime zest along with the cooled peanuts, turbinado sugar and ¼ tsp. of salt. Pulse until the peanuts are roughly chopped, about five 1-second pulses.
2. Trim the lower third from the stem end of each Brussels sprout and discard. Separate the loose outer leaves from each Brussels spout and place them in a medium bowl. Halve the trimmed Brussels sprouts lengthwise and then thinly slice crosswise (a mandoline would be ideal for this purpose). Add the sliced Brussels sprouts to the bowl with the Brussels sprout leaves.
3. In a small bowl, whisk together the lime juice, kimchi juice, Sriracha and the remaining ½ tsp. of salt. Pour this mixture over the Brussels sprouts and use your hands to toss and massage the Brussels sprouts until the loose their firmness, 15 to 30 seconds. Add the sliced kimchi, scallions and all but 1 tablespoon of the peanut-lime mixture. Toss to combine, transfer to a serving bowl and sprinkle with the remaining peanut-lime mixture before serving.