Sweet and Savory Brussels Sprouts

Cajun French: la confiture aux figues (la kon-fee-tūr ō feeg) – fig preserve


Brussels Sprouts are one of those love/hate vegetables. We are on the love side and enjoy them from steamed to cooked in a sauce and everything in between. It is Spring time and in south Louisiana that means strawberries and they were abundant at the Red Stick Farmers Market. Besides fresh strawberries, Spring also means Abita Strawberry Beer, one of their seasonal beers. Home from the market we had Brussels Sprouts and fresh strawberries and in the frig we had Abita Strawberry Beer and fig preserves. Below is the dish that evolved from those ingredients. It is sweet with a hint of savory from Camp Dog Cajun Seasoning.

Mais C’est Bon!



  • 3 cups Brussels Sprouts, sliced
  • 1 cup onion, sliced
  • 1 Tbl olive oil
  • 1 Tbl balsamic fig infused vinegar
  • ½ tsp Camp Dog Cajun seasoning
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 bottle Abita Strawberry Beer
  • 1 Tbl fig preserve syrup
  • 3 Tbl preserved figs, sliced

Heat olive oil to medium in heavy pot

Sauté Brussels Sprouts and onions until onions are translucent

Add vinegar, seasoning, and beer

Sauté until Brussels Sprouts are tender and most liquid is evaporated

Add syrup and preserved figs

Blend well until mixture is coated with syrup

Garnish with fresh strawberry and preserved fig


Sauteing Brussels Sprouts and Onions
Brussels Sprouts, Onions and Figs Cooking



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