Uchi brussel sprouts recipe is one of Uchi Restaurant’s trademark dishes. The word “uchi” means “house” in Japanese. Chef Tyson Cole was the one who made the restaurant famous for people all around the world want to come to taste his signature non-traditional Japanese food. Since 2003, the award-winning chef has tried his best to satisfy the customers’ demands in Uchiko Restaurant, Austin. After being an internationally acknowledged restaurant, in 2012, another Uchi Restaurant was established in Houston. Chef de Cuisine Lance Gillum is the one in charge to take care of the foods which are served in the restaurant. The native Houston chef also features the same menu as Uchi Restaurant in Austin. Fortunately, as we all now live in a postmodern world, you can even make your own Uchi-lookalike brussel sprouts recipe directly from your own kitchen. Here are the steps to make it.
Ingredients for the Spicy Sauce
- 2 small or 1 large well-cleaned lime
- 1/3 cup of soy sauce or tamari (low sodium)
- 1 coarsely chopped shallot
- ¼ cup of brown sugar
- 1-2 half vertically-sliced Thai chilies
- 3 cloves of smashed garlic
- 1 piece of 2-inch thin-sliced and peeled ginger
Ingredients for Uchi Brussel Sprouts Recipe
- 1-2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
- 1 pound of quartered and trimmed brussel sprouts
- Lime wedges (depends on use)
- Kosher salt (depends on use)
How to Make the Spicy Sauce
- Pour 1/3 cup of soy sauce or tamari to 1 measuring cup.
- Still using the same cup, reserve half of the limes after juicing it.
- Add water as many as ¾ cups.
- In a small saucepan, heat the sauce mixture over medium heat.
- Add garlic, shallot, ginger, chilies, and half of the limes after bubbles start to appear around the edges of the sauce mixture.
- Occasionally stir the sauce mixture and let it boil while pressing the aromatics and the lime down until half of the sauce mixture is reduced (or wait for about 10-15 minutes).
- For approximately 5 minutes, let the sauce mixture to cool after turning off the heat.
- While roasting the brussel sprouts, keep the sauce mixture at a room temperature.
How to Make Uchi Brussel Sprouts Recipe
- Put the number of 400° F to heat the oven.
- Toss the quartered and trimmed brussel sprouts in a large bowl with 1-2 tablespoons of vegetable oil.
- Scoop and spread it on a cookie sheet in a single layer.
- Sprinkle Kosher salt over the brussel sprouts very lightly.
- Roast it until the color turns brown and the edges become crispy, but the center is still soft.
- Toss it with a spatula to check it is not burnt every 10 to 15 minutes.
- Pour half of the sauce to the brussel sprouts or more, if needed.
- Add lime wedges for better taste.
- The food is ready to be eaten.
In a single take, you can serve 4-6 people. Interesting, isn’t it? Some important notes you might want to pay more attention to include the fact that you can use jalapeno instead if you can’t find Thai chilies in the market. Also, if you like to eat your brussel sprouts really crispy and nearly burnt, feel free to do it so without obeying the directions. It is totally up to you whether to make the food not too crispy and not too burnt or both crispy and nearly burnt. After all, no matter how you cook it, the roasted Uchi brussel sprouts recipe lookalike with spicy sauce will make your mouth water due to its enchanting looks and aroma.