Charlie's Sweet Island Brussels Sprouts

Charlie's Sweet Island Brussels Sprouts

22 Reviews 2 Pics
  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    10 m
  • Ready In

    25 m
Recipe by  jennifer-cita

“A sweet yet mildly spicy Caribbean rendition of an old vegetable staple makes what sometimes is a bitter-tasting veggie, liked by few, into an exciting side dish. After snowblowing a traditional Michigan winter evening, Charlie yearned for the island taste. He blended this up and it was requested again three nights in a row.”

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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  1. Melt butter with olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir in Brussels sprouts, garlic powder, jerk seasoning, curry powder, and brown sugar. Cook and stir the Brussels sprouts, tossing them in the butter and seasonings, until tender, 5 to 10 minutes.

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5 stars with my adaptation as follows: first I soaked the sprouts in salted water for close to an hour, then drained the water and tossed them with olive oil, salt, pepper, and some cumin (roughly a tsp worth each of the seasonings). Then I sliced the sprouts lengthwise and baked sliced side down in the oven at 475 degrees for 15 minutes. They will get a nice little char on them, just watch carefully to ensure they don't burn. While the sprouts cooked, I added the butter and seasonings from the recipe (all quantities the same) to a small sauce pan. Then I added about 8 tbsp's of coconut milk and reduced the sauce slightly. Once the sprouts were cooked, I placed them in a large bowl and tossed with the sauce. To quote both my girlfriend and roommate, both of whom assured me they hated brussel sprouts, "Oh my god, these are the best brussel sprouts I have ever eaten."



All I can say is... WOW! These were really good in my opinion. While I don't entirely dislike Brussels Sprouts as a rule, I can't say I normally make them often. This recipe could help to change that! I soaked the sprouts in salt water for 1 hour prior to cooking. For the jerk seasoning, I used a recipe from this website. I also followed the advice of another reviewer and added a little water near the end of the cooking time and then covered the pan for a bit in order to steam them and make sure they were fully cooked and tender.



Added a bit of water and covered for a couple of minutes near end of cooking to get the sprouts cooked through. I then let water cook off. This was a delicious way to cook brussel sprouts.

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Amount Per Serving (6 total)

  • Calories
  • 191 cal
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 12.8 g
  • 20%
  • Carbs
  • 17.7 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 5.5 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 20 mg
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 314 mg
  • 13%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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