Pearl & Ash Spiced Brussels Sprouts

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A completely different take on current culinary favourite, Brussels sprouts. Serve as a side dish or a salad.


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cups Brussels sprouts, halved
  • 2/3 cup white pearl onions, halved
  • 2 teaspoons Chinese five-spice mixture
  • 2/3 cup chicken stock
  • 2 tablespoons buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons chives, finely chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Heat pan over medium-high heat. Add oil. Place Brussels sprouts and pearl onions face down and sear for 2 minutes, or until light to golden brown. Add five-spice mixture and stock.

Reduce heat and simmer for an additional 3 to 5 minutes, or until Brussels sprouts have a slight bite to them. Add water if stock disappears.

Remove from pan and toss with buttermilk, lemon juice and chives.

Season with salt and pepper. Serve at room temperature.