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How To Make Japanese Brussels Sprouts in Sesame Sauce

How To Make Japanese Brussels Sprouts in Sesame Sauce, Lay The Table

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

How To Make Japanese Brussels Sprouts in Sesame Sauce, Lay The Table

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.

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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

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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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