Sambal Oelek is my go-to ingredient for so many recipes because it packs a ton of flavor and is made with simple ingredients. Made from ground roasted chili peppers, Sambal Oelek is sold in its simple form or mixed with garlic, called Chili Garlic Paste. It is usually found next to Sriracha in the grocery store and has a yellow or gold label. If you’re looking for a little punch in your dish or that little extra umph, add a bit of Sambal Oelek and see where it takes you!
Placing the brussels sprouts into room-temperature oil helps eliminate oil splatter and helps to ensure that the inside of the sprout will get cooked at the same time as the outer leaves, which brown more quickly.