The most viewed and popular post on my blog is Pan-Seared Brussels Sprouts, which I posted a few months ago. Judging by the post stats, I guess brussels sprouts are gaining in popularity. Do the readers make it or not, I have not a clue. Since then, I’ve shredded the sprouts, quartered them, and roasted them. However, today I was in the mood to try something new, and didn’t know where to begin. I looked in the freezer for inspiration and saw some baby lima beans. So, why not, baby lima beans and baby cabbages…
I used 1 cup lima beans, 2 cups brussels sprouts, one leek (coarsely chopped), one clove garlic (minced), fresh lemon juice (use how little or how much you like), red pepper flakes (a pinch is not enough for me), a little cumin seeds, and salt.
Here are the directions to lemony brussels sprouts:
- Trimmed and halved the brussels sprouts. Blanched in salted boiling water for a few minutes, drained and set it aside. Into the same boiled water I added the lima beans and cooked until done. Drained the beans and set it aside.
- Heated some olive oil in a skillet and added the cumin seeds, leeks and crushed garlic clove. Also added the red pepper flakes and a little more salt.
- When the leek was softened, added the brussels sprouts and lima beans and tossed well.
- Sprinkled fresh lemon juice and served warm with fried rice.
I hope you will make this dish – it was delicious with a contrast of textures. The crunchy sprouts, creamy lima beans and the occasional bite of a toasted cumin seed – easy and quick to prepare as well.