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Appetizer Brussels Sprouts

Appetizer Brussel Sprouts Steeped in Olive Oil and Fish Sauce

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  • Author: Ingrid DeHart -
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x


A marinade of full bodied olive oil and fish sauce gives the slightly bitter Brussels sprouts a firm succulent texture and sweet salty taste.




  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and season with coarse sea salt until it is really salty. It should taste like the ocean. Actually get a spoon and taste the boiling water. (let it cool for a minute so you don’t burn yourself). It’s the only way to know if it’s salty enough.
  2. Add the Brussels sprouts and cook for about 10 minutes until they are barely tender. They should be just cooked through.
  3. Drain them in a colander and quickly transfer to a shallow bowl.
  4. While hot, pour on the olive oil and fish sauce
  5. Stir and taste one. Add another tiny splash of fish sauce if needed.
  6. Let the sprouts cool completely, resting and steeping for at least 1 hour or overnight in the refrigerator.
  7. Serve at room temperature.
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Category: Appetizer, Vegetable
  • Cuisine: Asian, Paleo, Gluten Free