Do you know that Brussels sprouts were voted the most hated vegetable in Britain in a 2002 survey? And it top the list of detested vegetables for many people although these sprouts are a good source of Vitamins A and C, Folic Acid and also rich in iron.
It is important not to overcook these miniature cabbages as they will emit an unpleasant smell if overcooked.
200g brussels sprouts
a handful of ikan bilis, washed and drained
3 cloves of garlic, minced
2 tbsp of shredded ginger
1 tbsp white wine (or Chinese cooking wine)
salt, sugar & pepper
red chili, sliced
1 tsp sesame oil
- Remove loose leaves and wash sprouts in cold water.
- Trim the base of each sprout and cut sprouts into halves.
- Cook sprouts, uncovered, in salted boiling water for about 1 minute. Drain.
- Heat some cooking oil in a frying pan and stir-fry ikan bilis until crispy. Transfer onto a plate. Set aside.
- In the same pan, add more oil and saute ginger, garlic and chili until aromatic.
- Toss in sprouts and add in sesame oil and wine. Season well.
- Stir-fry sprouts until they are bright green and tender crisp.
- Dish out the brussels sprouts and top with the fried ikan bilis.