Brussel sprouts recipes or brussels sprouts recipes?

Brussel sprouts recipes stashed!

This is one vegetable that will become the love or hate of any child depending on the first time it was served to them.

Brussel sprouts
A plate of brussel sprouts by Tony Alter

Everyone knows that brussels sprouts are good for us. But they are so tricky to cook. Done improperly, you are in for a nasty meal time. For example, steaming it. I don’t care which celebrity cook says that steamed brussel sprouts are delicious. They are horrible! It is the laziest and worst way to serve them. So here are some exotic ways to cook these green sprouts. Please choose the smallest sprouts you can find or at least remove the toughest outer leaves.

Brussels sprouts in butter sauce

Spice up your brussels sprouts with some curry leaves and butter.

200g brussels sprouts
6 chili padi (small spicy chillies)
1 stalk curry leaves
3 tbsp butter
1 tbsp cornstarch solution

1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp sugar

  1. Wash the chillies and bruise them with the back of a knife
  2. Remove the curry leaves from the stalk and wash
  3. Slice the brussels sprouts in half and wash
  4. Bring a pot of water in a pot to a boil
  5. Add a little sugar and oil to the water
  6. Blanch the brussels sprouts for about 2 minutes
  7. Remove and drain in a colander
  8. Heat up a wok and add the butter
  9. Saute the curry leaves and chillies
  10. Add a little water and the seasonings
  11. Add the cornstarch solution to thicken the butter sauce and add the brussels sprouts immediately after
  12. Stir fry the sprouts in the butter sauce until the sprouts are well coated
  13. Serve hot

Brussels sprouts and dang gui (当归) cooked in wine

This is brussels sprouts with a herbal twist. Dang gui is the chinese transliteration of 当归 is also known as Chinese angelica root. Goji berries are also known as chinese wolfberries.

200g brussel sprouts
20g julienned ginger
5g or about 3 pieces of chinese angelica root or (dang gui 当归)
1 tbsp goji berries, soaked till plump
3 tbsp water
3 tbsp cooking wine
1 tbsp light soy sauce
Cooking oil

  1. Wash the brussels sprouts and cut into half
  2. Bring a pot of water to a boil and blanch the sprouts with some sugar and cooking oil
  3. Remove and drain in a colander
  4. Heat 2 tbsp cooking oil in a wok and gently fry the julienned ginger and the dang gui
  5. Add the sprouts, goji berries, water, soy sauce and cooking wine
  6. Fry for another 2-3 minutes
  7. Plate and serve

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