2 lbs brussel sprouts, halved
4 tbsp. olive oil
Juice & zest of 2 lemons
6 basil leaves, torn
1/2 chili pepper, chopped (we use jalapeno)
Cilantro or Mint
1 cup sugar
1 cup white vinegar
1/2 tsp black pepper
1.5 tsp crushed dried red pepper
1/2 head garlic
Preheat oven to 400 degrees (or if you want to roast them longer and not run risk of burning them, 350-375 degrees)
Toss sprouts on baking sheet with olive oil and 1 tsp. salt.
Roast for 35-40 minutes. If lower temperature, maybe longer. Outer leaves should be crispy.
While hot place sprouts in bowl and stir in 1/4-1/2 cup sweet chili vinegar (see recipe below). Stir in lemon juice and zest, add salt to taste and garnish with basil leaves, cilantro (or mint) and chili pepper.
Sweet Chili Vinegar:
Mix 1 cup sugar, 1 cup white vinegar, 1/2 tsp. black pepper, 1 1/2 tsp. crushed dried red pepper, 1/2 head garlic - cook over low heat until sugar dissolves, about 5 min.