Monday, December 2, 2013

CRISPY FRIED ASIAN BRUSSELS SPROUTS & BEETNIK

It's CYBER MONDAY!! You know what that means... you aren't doing any work today, are you? Well, while you are goofing off, check out my new recipe and the really cool Paleo food delivery company that sent me the goods to make it. Beetnik has offered my readers a 15% discount on any order, too! That's great, because you need to get some brussels sprouts from them to make this recipe =)


I love fried brussels sprouts as gourmet bar food. But they are not ideal, as they fried in yucky oil. So here's a paleo version that you'll love.

Fried Brussels Sprouts with Asian Dipping Sauce
serves 4
Coconut Oil
1 pound Brussels Sprouts, quartered

In a medium skillet, melt enough coconut oil to reach 1/2" up the side of the pan. Bring the oil to 350ยบ, over medium high heat. Add the brussels sprouts in a single layer. Watch out! These things are going to spatter all over your face. I just threw a giant paper plate over the whole shabang to protect myself. I removed the plate when the sprouts settled down a bit. Fry until crispy and golden brown, stirring often, about 6-8 minutes. Remove brussels sprouts with a slotted spoon to drain on a plate lined with paper towels. 


Dipping Sauce:
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup coconut aminos 
1 Thai chile, sliced thin
1 inch piece of ginger, minced
1 clove garlic, minced
1 teaspoon arrowroot starch
1 teaspoon sesame seeds, for garnish

Bring all the ingredients to a boil in a small saucepan. Reduce to a simmer for 5 minutes, whisking well to combine. Serve with the brussels sprouts. Garnish with sesame seeds. 




So I know you are scouring the web, looking for that perfect gift. What do you get your cross fit-loving cave-dweller? If I haven't made it known already, I want a quarter grass-fed cow for Christmas. But not everyone has the freezer space for that. So here is another great option.


Beetnik is a delivery service that brings the best quality paleo ingredients and precooked meals to your front door. They sent me a sample of their Primo-Paleo tasting menu, which I am thrilled to be using this week! Over the holiday, I made the crispy brussels sprouts. Tonight, we're making steak!


I highly recommend you take advantage of this great company during the holidays. You'll love them as much as I do! And because you are so special, Beetnik is offering you a 15% discount on your order. Just use Promo code "austin 15"  at checkout!
Grass Fed Tenderloin! It was amazing-- I just seasoned it with salt and pepper. It melted in my mouth.
So what's included in the Primo Paleo Pack?:

  • 2 Pacific Cod Filets
  • 3 Grass Fed Burger Patties
  • 2 (4oz.) Grass Fed Tenderloin Steaks
  • 1 Pound (90/10) Grass Fed Ground Beef
  • 4 Cage Free Chicken Thighs
  • 2 Servings of Broccoli
  • 2 Servings of Spinach
  • 3 Servings of Brussel Sprouts
  • 4 Packages of Strawberries
  • 4 Packages of Chopped Mango
  • 1 Serving of Roasted Unsalted Almonds

By the way, if you haven't jumped onto the Thanksgiveaway train, now is the time. This week I am giving away Melissa Joulwan's Well Fed 2. The contest ends Wednesday, December 4 so go enter now! Next up will be the Paleo Chocolate Lovers' Cookbook. Look for that contest to begin on Thursday, December 5. 

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