Chinese Brussel sprouts


Bored with plain boiled sprouts! Try pepping them up Chinese-style with this unusual stir-fried method.
They are an excellent source of folic acid, vitamins C and K, and beta-carotene. Sprouts are also a very good source of vitamin B6, fibre, thiamine and potassium. Plus they have numerous cancer-fighting phytochemicals.

Ingredients (serves 4)
450g/1 lb Brussel sprouts
5ml/1 tsp sesame oil or olive oil
2 spring onions, sliced
2.5ml/ ½ tsp Chinese five-spice powder
15ml/1 tbsp light soy sauce

1.Trim the Brussel sprouts, then shred them finely using a large sharp knife or a food processor.
2.Heat the oil and add the sprouts and spring onions. Stir-fry for about 2 minutes, without allowing the mixture to brown.
3.Stir in the five-spice powder and soy sauce, then cook, stirring, for a further 2-3 minutes until just tender. Serve hot.

Thanks to Cathy a client of mine who kindly shared this recipe.