If you asked my family, there are certainly a few holiday staples that are non-negotiable, and most of those admittedly aren’t so figure-friendly. To balance out all the sugar and fat, we’re really going to need something light, lean and green.
Enter my Roasted Brussel Sprouts
This roasted brussel sprouts recipe started as an easy weeknight family favourite, but turned out so deliciously, I knew I had to serve it to family and friends. Trust me, it’s a hit every time. The time saving and flavour-enhancing secret is Simply Asia Sweet and Smoky Hibachi Seasoning.
This all-in-one superstar packs flavours like soy sauce, raw brown sugar, garlic and cracked black pepper and has become a staple in my house for fast, easy, healthy weeknight meals.
So when you don’t have a crazy busy holiday meal to prepare from scratch (hopefully those are few and far between), it’s amazing on simply grilled meats, delicate fish or roasted vegetables like I’m doing here.
Now let’s be honest about Brussel sprouts. They’re a notoriously hit and miss kind of vegetable, and not usually a crowd pleaser at the holiday spread. But in my experience, roasted brussel sprouts are a whole other beast, and the added “umami” flavour of the Sweet and Smoky Hibachi makes a lover out of any sprout-skeptic. I also find that the savoury flavour profile helps to break up so many other “sweet” holiday sides like cranberry sauce, sweet potatoes and squash.
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Do you love roasted brussel sprouts? What are some of your family’s favourite holiday side dishes that could use a healthy makeover? Leave me a comment below and I’ll take on the challenge!
Asian Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Panko Cashew Crumble – Healthy Holiday Sides
- Cilantro for serving
- Additional Cashews for serving
- Preheat oven to 425 F.
- In a small bowl, mix together the oil, soy sauce, lemon juice, brown sugar and the Simply Asia Sweet and Smoky Hibachi Seasoning. Lay the Brussels sprouts in a large casserole dish or baking dish and toss with the mixture until well coated. Bake for 12-15 minutes, turning once or twice throughout, until tender and caramelized. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
- Heat the oil in a small nonstick skillet over medium heat, then add in the garlic, panko, cashews and Simply Asia Sweet and Smoky Hibachi Seasoning. Stir until the mixture turns a light brown colour and crisps up. Season with a pinch each of salt and pepper, to taste and set aside.
- Transfer the Brussels sprouts to a bowl or platter, and top with the panko cashew crumble. Garnish with cilantro and additional cashews, if desired.
Disclaimer: This recipe was developed in paid partnership with Simply Asia, however, as always, all opinions are genuine.
Abbey Sharp is a Registered Dietitian, an avid food writer and blogger, a cookbook author and the founder of Abbey’s Kitchen Inc.