Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Oriental Style Stir Fried Brussels Sprout

I always find Brussels sprouts a rather cute looking vegetables, in fact they look like miniature cabbage or little green footballs :) While it is common in the Europe countries (oh I love the salad!), they are usually sold at quite a high price in KL. Most supermarkets selling them at around RM20 or more for a pack of 20-30 sprouts, however I found some really fresh ones at Mercator  Jusco supermarket yesterday at only half the price, so I decided to give it a try.

Oriental Style Stir Fried Brussels Sprouts

Turn out, we all like it and it's a really simple dish that can be ready in under 10 minutes.

So, give it a try if you have the chance. ;)

Preparation Time: 5 min
Cooking Time: 8min
Serving for: 2-3 persons

20 Brussels sprouts, cut into half
1 thumb size ginger, cut into thin slices
1 table spoon olive oil
A dash of sesame oil
A pinch of salt

Step-by-Step Guides:

4 simple steps to cooking Brussels Sprout - Cut, Blanch, Drain, Stir Fry.

1. Boil a pot of water, blanch the sprouts with lid on for about 5 minutes. Drain all excess water and set aside.
2. Heat up a table spoon of olive oil in a wok and add the ginger, sauté until the ginger turns golden, then add the sprouts.
3. Drizzles with some sesame oil and a pinch of salt, and stir-fry for about a minute then turn off the heat.

Serve while hot, it's crunchy and I simply love the vivid green of these little baby sprouts!

I cut some leaves and add into my 17 months old baby's porridge, she munched them all away without any complaint, in fact she asked for more. A new variety for my baby girl, yay!

Here's the serving for my little boy, served alongside steamed cod fish and egg omelette, "Fu-yong Dan" (芙蓉蛋)

Don't they look really cute?

Brussels sprout taste best when it's crunchy, so make sure you do not overcook them or they will be all soft and mushy.

Some nutrition facts..
I looked up the nutrition info out of curiosity and was pleasantly surprised to know that Brussels sprout is actually a health food with low calories content. It is also rich in Vitamin C and is a good source of anti-oxidant that is said to be good protection for prostate, colon and endometrial cancer.

Read out more nutrition fact here if you are interested.

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