We are regularly inspired by spectacular food we have out in the world, and this gluten free brussels sprouts with Caesar dressing recipe is a testament to the ridiculously delicious Caesar Brussels Sprouts at San Francisco’s fabulous fast-casual restaurant RT Rotisserie. The laid-back sister to highfalutin Rich Table restaurant, it offers elevated yet simple California comfort foods at reasonable prices, and their brussels sprouts are insanely good. Tender, roasted, and drenched in a fantastic savory Caesar dressing, they’re good enough to eat as a meal. We’ve added GF garlic breadcrumbs, which are addictive in themselves.
Caesar Brussel Sprouts
- 1 slice gluten-free bread
- 4 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 clove garlic peeled and halved lengthwise
- Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
- 1-1/2 pounds Brussels sprouts halved
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 1 clove garlic pressed
- 1/4 teaspoon fish sauce or anchovy sauce
- 1/2 lemon
- 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese optional
In a food processor, pulse the bread into pine nut-size crumbs.
In a small pan over medium heat, warm 2 tablespoons of the oil and the halved garlic slices, cut side down, until the garlic is very aromatic and just starting to turn golden. Remove and reserve the garlic. Add to the oil the breadcrumbs and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Cook, stirring frequently, until the breadcrumbs are crisp but not burning, about 5 minutes. Set aside.
Preheat the oven to 400°F. On a large rimmed baking sheet, toss together the brussels sprouts and remaining 2 tablespoons oil, then spread into 1 layer and roast until tender and caramelized, about 18 minutes.
Meanwhile, in a large bowl, add the mayonnaise. Using a garlic press, press the cooked garlic halves into the mayo. Squeeze in about 1 teaspoon lemon juice from the half lemon, add 1/2 teaspoon fish sauce and pepper to taste. Mix to combine, taste the dressing, and add more fish sauce, lemon, and pepper if desired.
To serve, add thee brussels sprouts to the bowl of dressing, toss to completely combine, transfer to a serving bowl, and garnish with the crispy breadcrumbs and Parmesan.