Brussels Sprouts with Crispy Onion

HAPPY 2015!!

It’s a brand new year with brand new beginnings & brand new opportunities. Who knows what will happen this time around. It’s the last year of my 20s. A little bit of a reality check to realize how fast my 20s zoomed past. Will the 30s be as quick & unpredictable? The Lord will be my guide. 🙂

Anyway, that aside, let’s talk Brussels sprouts. It’s still a good time to enjoy them, I know. Even though I’ve just shared a recipe featuring these perfect morsels, I HAVE to share another because I can’t resist getting more.

I love quick searing them for some browning but before that, something chewy & crunchy to top them off!
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What’s better than some crispy onion strings?
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In the same pan, I like to sear the sprouts off with a nice squeeze of lime juice & a splash of water. I find that a bit of fruity acid helps cut through the richness of these little heads.
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For a little bit of colour, cherry tomatoes is it.
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Then merge the components together.
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Such a simple way to enjoy the sprouts in barely 15 minutes.
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Kinda nice to have so many contrasting textures & flavours.
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Isn’t this like a celebration on a plate?
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I’ve said it and I’ll say it again.. I will have this every week if I can find them!
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So here’s to the very first recipe of 2015.
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May your coming year be bright, blessed & bountiful!


“As for God, His way is perfect: the word of the LORD is tried: He is a buckler to all those that trust in Him.” {Psalm 18:30}

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Brussels Sprouts with Crispy Onion
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Recipe type: Side
Serves: 4 (or 2 in my household)
  • 125 g (4.5 oz) Brussels sprouts, washed & halved
  • 8-10 Cherry Tomatoes, halved
  • 1 White Onion, peeled & thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp Canola Oil
  • 1 small Calamondin Lime (Limau Kasturi), juiced Or 1 tbsp Lemon/Lime juice
  • 2 tbsp Water
  • Salt & Pepper
  1. Heat oil in a flat based pan on MED HIGH.
  2. Fry sliced onion, stirring constantly, until brown & mostly crispy. Drain with colander & set aside.
  3. Arrange Brussels sprouts, cut side down, on the same pan. Leave to brown for 1-2 minute.
  4. Juice the lime directly into the pan & splash in the water. Cover & leave to steam for 1 minute.
  5. Toss in a pinch of salt & pepper. Add in cherry tomatoes. Stirfry for 1 minute.
  6. Test to see if sprouts are cooked through but still crunchy. Adjust seasoning with salt, if necessary.
  7. Pour in a plate & top with fried onions. Serve warm!


  1. A tasty healthy dish to start the new year! I am turning 30’s this year too! I am not putting into much thoughts now. We will see. 😛
    Happy 2015! Wish you a stress-free and wonderful 2015!

    • Haha… It’s a weird thing thinking that 2015 as the last year of my 20s. Maybe I should consider it the prep year for my 30s! 😀 Have a lovely 2015 yourself! Hope your condo is all lovely and ready soon. Can’t wait to read more about it.

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