Brussels sprouts

Sauteed Brussels sprouts, adapted from a dish at Firefly Bistro. (Kirk McKoy, Los Angeles Times / August 17, 2011)

Dear SOS: My boyfriend and I had the most amazing meal at Firefly Bistro in South Pasadena. Everything was absolutely delicious, but my favorite dish was the Brussels sprouts with a tomato relish and smoked paprika cream ... soooo yummy. Would love to have the recipe!

Michelle Elowe


Dear Michelle: Firefly Bistro was happy to share its sautéed Brussels sprouts recipe with us, which we've adapted below. Enjoy!

Total time: 30 minutes

Servings: 2

Note: Adapted from Firefly Bistro in South Pasadena.

Smoked paprika crème

1/4 cup sour cream

2 tablespoons heavy cream

1 teaspoon smoked paprika

1/8 teaspoon salt, or to taste

Milk, if needed

In a medium bowl, whisk together the sour cream, heavy cream, paprika and salt. Taste and adjust the seasonings as desired. Thin with milk, if desired, 1 tablespoon at a time. The finished crème should have a sauce-like consistency.

Brussels sprouts and assembly

1 tomato

4 baguette slices

Olive oil