Charlie's Sweet Island Brussels Sprouts Recipe -
Charlie's Sweet Island Brussels Sprouts Recipe
  • READY IN 25 mins

Charlie's Sweet Island Brussels Sprouts

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"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 makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    25 mins


  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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  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 28, 2011

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."

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 16, 2011

Too spicy for the family and I. I made a jerk spice recipe that I also found on this site .... maybe that is what made it unbearably hot. Either way, I just wanted to give those that, like me, enjoy a spicy dish, but not so hot that you can't taste a thing, to skip this heartburn in a brussel sprout.


26 Ratings

Jul 23, 2011

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.

Mar 24, 2011

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.

Apr 08, 2011

Loved it! Next time a little less brown sugar and I will cook them a little longer...

Mar 31, 2011

Delicious!!! The seasoning sounds weird to go on brussels but it was perfect! Thanks!

May 19, 2011

Totally ate the whole thing myself! Used a spicy curry. So good!

May 03, 2011

absolutely delicious! I served these with BBQ pork and scalloped potatoes and it was yummy. Everyone loved them. Thanks for the recipe.


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  • Calories
  • 191 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 17.7 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 20 mg
  • 7%
  • Fat
  • 12.8 g
  • 20%
  • Fiber
  • 6.4 g
  • 26%
  • Protein
  • 5.5 g
  • 11%
  • Sodium
  • 314 mg
  • 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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