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This recipe came to be, when there was nothing to eat in the fridge but a bag of Brussels sprouts and half an onion. Since that humble dinner, Stir-Fried Brussel Sprouts with Shrimp has evolved into one our favorite meals with the addition of shrimp, although I love this equally with crispy tofu, or even without a protein at all, served as a side dish.
The dish has an earthy umami flavor that is subtle and soulful. Sometimes I’ll add mushrooms or cashews, but I’ll mostly leave it fairly simple. Serve in big bowls with chopsticks and sriracha, and enjoy this quick healthy meal!
This healthy stir fry comes together in a very short time, but what I love most about it is that its main ingredient, brussels sprouts, one of the most nutritious vegetables we can eat. The prawns or tofu, are really just accents, complimenting and adding protein. My body always feels good after eating this.
Stir-Fried Brussel Sprouts Ingredient Notes
Brussel sprouts are thinly sliced stir-fried with thinly sliced onions until just tender, then seasoned with Furikake Seasoning -a flavorful Japanese spice mix containing toasted sesame seeds, flecks of seaweed and smoked bonito flakes.
Large shrimp (or crispy tofu) are added to the skillet of tender Brussels sprouts, and seared.
To finish, a little drizzle of toasted sesame oil, gives it a delicious nuttiness.
Furikake is great to have on hand….and can be sprinkled on everything from popcorn, to avocado toast, to hard-boiled eggs, or on rice for a nice twist. It’s great in miso soup. This is the brand I prefer from the Asian Market, containing no MSG, but it’s also very simple to make your own Furikake spice blend.
See the recipe for Furikake Seasoning below!
How to make Brussel Hash
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- Stir-fry Tofu, Brussels Sprouts & Mushroom Bowl
- Roasted Brussels Sprouts
- Shrimp Stir fry
Stir Fried Brussel Sprouts with Shrimp (or Tofu) -a quick and healthy Japanese-inspired meal that can be made in under 30 minutes, a delicious weeknight dinner! Gluten-free, Low carb, Paleo!
- 1 lb thinly sliced Brussel Sprouts ( or sub cabbage)
- ½ an onion (white, yellow or sweet) thinly sliced
- 1–2 tablespoon olive oil or cocout oil
- ¼ tsp kosher salt, plus more to taste
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper , more to taste
- 8–10 oz large shrimp or prawns -raw or cooked, peeled and deveined (or make this Crispy Tofu)
- drizzle of toasted sesame oil
- 1 tablespoon Furikake, more to taste!
- chili flakes, chili threads, or sriracha sauce
- 1/4 cup green onions, sliced for garnish
Thinly slice onions and brussel sprouts.
Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions, and saute, stirring often until just tender about 2-3 minutes. Add shredded brussel sprouts, turn the heat down to medium, and saute until just tender, about 5 minutes, stirring often. You want them to be wilted, not overly cooked. Season generously with salt and pepper.
Make a well in the middle of the pan, and add prawns, and a little drizzle of sesame oil, and continue stirring the shrimp until cook through, about 3-4 minutes. Stir everything together, season with the Furikake spice blend, taste, adjust salt if necessary. I usually add a generous pinch moreof salt, along with more Furikake.
If you want a little more depth, a few drops of soy sauce is nice here too.
Divide in bowls and sprinkle with green onions, a little more Furikake and chili flakes (or siracha sauce) and serve with chopsticks.
- Serving Size:
- Calories: 377
- Sugar: 8.4 g
- Sodium: 485.5 mg
- Fat: 18.3 g
- Saturated Fat: 2.7 g
- Carbohydrates: 28 g
- Fiber: 10.1 g
- Protein: 31.4 g
- Cholesterol: 182.5 mg
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