Indiana Retired Teachers Association blog blog for retired teachers IRTA blog Image

This Month’s Recipe: Brussels Sprouts with Shrimp Sauce

September 27, 2022

This delicious family recipe was shared with us by a retired teacher in Cotulla, Texas and is perfect for autumn dinners. Salty, briny, savory dried shrimp rehydrate in hot chicken broth before cooking down into a savory glaze, yielding a quick, incredible side dish. Toast the garlic and sauté the brussels sprouts before simmering them in the glaze. It will add flavor and color while cooking the sprouts to a nutty, tender texture without getting soggy.

Pro Tip: Choose shrimp with a pinkish hue for the freshest taste.

Active Time:
15-20 mins

Total Time:
55-60 mins

Yield:
2 to 4

Ingredients

  • 20 dried large shrimp (about 1/4 ounces)
  • 1/2 cup hot chicken broth or hot water
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 6 medium garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 pound brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved, larger ones cut into quarters
  • 1/2 chicken bouillon cube
  • Kosher salt, to taste

Directions

  1. Place shrimp in a small bowl. Add broth. In approximately 45 minutes, the shrimp should slight softened and rehydrate.
  2. Set stove to medium/low heat. In a nonstick skillet, add vegetable oil with a sprinkle of garlic. Stir for about 3 minutes or until fragrant and softened.
  3. Increase heat to medium-high. Add brussels sprouts, cut sides down, in an even layer. Cook, undisturbed, until charred and golden brown on cut sides, 4-5 minutes. Stir and flip sprouts, and cook, stirring occasionally, until outer leaves are softened and turn bright green and garlic is toasted, 2-3 minutes.
  4. Add soaked shrimp mixture and chicken bouillon cube, breaking up bouillon with a spoon or spatula. Simmer, stirring often, until sprouts are crisp-tender and shrimp sauce loosely glazes them, 3-4 minutes. Remove from heat, and season with salt to taste.

Have a recipe or cooking tip you’d like to share? Tell us below!

Share Your Recipe

Share:
RECENT POSTS
More Summer for Less with AMBA Discounts
More Summer for Less with AMBA Discounts

Need a new summertime outfit or swimwear? Want to get significant savings on summertime getaways? AMBA Discounts has got you


Read More

Four Simple Steps to Get the Most from Your Retirement Savings
Four Simple Steps to Get the Most from Your Retirement Savings

For many people, retirement marks a profound shift in identity. Many have difficulty adjusting away from the career that


Read More

“Am I Allergic to Summer?”
“Am I Allergic to Summer?”

AMBA’s Seasonal Eye Allergies Guide Summertime is supposed to be all about outdoor fun. But what if your fun is


Read More

AMBA’s June Recipe: BBQ Tempeh Burgers
AMBA’s June Recipe: BBQ Tempeh Burgers

Who doesn’t love a good burger when enjoying BBQ with family and friends? But what if you could indulge in all the


Read More

©2020 Indiana Retired Teachers Association. All Right Reserved.