I love to eat this dish all year round, but it's perfect to lighten things up in the new year. It takes less than 15 minutes to cook on the stove top, and it's packed with a whole lot of flavor with just a few ingredients. The addition of miso and fresh orange gives these lovely green sprouts a big boost of Asian flavor for a nice, modern twist on a traditional favorite.
- 2 lbs. Brussels sprouts, washed and cut in half (quartered if larger)
- 3 Tablespoons olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
- 1½ Tablespoons white miso (I like Miso Master brand)
- Juice of 1 large orange
- 1 crisp D'Anjou pear, cored and sliced ⅛"– ¼" thick
- Kosher salt to taste
Heat a wok or large skillet to medium-high heat. Add olive oil and let heat to a slight smoke (just a minute or so). Add the garlic and stir 1-2 minutes until it begins to brown, yet not burn. Toss in the Brussels sprouts and cook 5-7 minutes until they begin to char on the edges. Use a wooden spoon to toss every few minutes so the sprouts brown evenly. They should be slightly soft on the outside and a little crunchy in the center.
Whisk together the juice and the miso until fully incorporated.
Add the pear to the sprouts. Pour over the miso glaze and toss 1-2 minutes until heated through. Season with Kosher salt to taste. Serve.