Tag: sprouts

sprout stirfry!

ingredients for sprout stirfry

Like a lot of people, we found ourselves eating up all sorts of bits and pieces after Christmas. We bought sprouts onnastalk for our festive dinner of roast goose, cooked a load up for the meal and subsequent bubble ‘n’ squeak, and then … forgot all about them. I’d stashed the stalk in the log store, and only remembered it on 8 Jan! But they were fine, bless them. I don’t understand why people don’t like sprouts – they’re only teeny, tiny cabbages, after all. We 💛 ’em.

So, I chopped a red onion, and sliced a fat carrot into thin batons. These, together julienned ginger and garlic, were stirfried together in a hot wok for a few minutes. Then, I sliced/diced the sprouts and added them to the wok for a couple of minutes more, add soya sauce, and a handful of flaked almonds.

Served with egg noodles cooked with a teaspoon of sesame oil in the water. Quick, delicious.

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stir fried sprouts

We were approaching a glut of brussels sprouts – half a stalk in the shed, and yesterday’s veg box brought us another stalkful.  As my regular reader will notice, we’re not really “meat and two veg” eaters, so sprouts don’t tend to be something that fit easily into our cooking.

So, I experimented …

Snapped the half a stalkful of sprouts off their stalk, trimmed them, and cut them in half.  Slivered some fresh ginger and garlic, and softened that in some groundnut oil in a wok.  Added the sprouts, and cooked them for about five minutes, stirring all the while.  Then added a splash of tamari, a spoonful of runny honey, and some salted roast peanuts, and cooked for another couple of minutes.

Mixed in some noodles, and ate from bowls.  Not at all bad, although I think I would parboil the sprouts a little next time.

Sorry, no photo – didn’t come out well.