Here is the first of several recipes given to me by my Japanese stepmother-in-law. It’s very simple to make and would make a great accompaniment to a main meal. It’s also vegetarian, which will please the husband.
- 24 or so Brussels sprouts
- 5 tsps sesame seeds, toasted and ground
- 2 tsps soy sauce
- ¾ tsp sugar
What to do next:
Toast sesame seeds in a hot frying pan until they start to pop, then remove to cool in a small dish. Grind with pestle and mortar.
Top and tail Brussels sprouts, removing the outer leaves and making a cross at the base with a knife. Steam for about 5-7 minutes. Leave them fresh and crunchy, as there’s nothing worse than overcooked Brussels sprouts.
You can chop them in half, but I left them whole. Mix ground sesame seeds with the soy sauce and sugar, then gently mix with the sprouts and serve. I like them hot.
You may also like a similar side dish, which is very quick and simple to prepare – How To Make Japanese Beans With Sesame & Miso Dressing. And this may come in handy – 8 Useful Japanese Ingredients
My stepmother-in-law’s other recipes:
- How To Make Japanese Tempura
- How To Make Japanese Grilled Sea Bass
- How To Make Japanese Fried Prawn Gyoza
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