This recipe came to be, when there was nothing to eat in the fridge but a bag of brussel sprouts and half an onion. Since that humble dinner, Brussel Sprout Hash with Shrimp and Furikake has evolved into one our favorite meals with the addition of shrimp, although I love this equally with seared tofu, or even without a protein at all, served as a side dish.
Brussel sprouts are thinly sliced and turned into a hash, sauteed with onion, until just tender, then seasoned with Furikake -a flavorful Japanese spice mix containing toasted sesame seeds, flecks of seaweed and smoked bonito flakes. Large shrimp (or tofu) are added to the skillet of tender brussel sprouts, and seared. To finish, a little drizzle of toasted sesame oil, gives it a delicious nuttiness.
The dish has an earthy umami flavor that is subtle and soulful. Sometimes I’ll add mushrooms, or cashews, but most of the time I’ll 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, brussel 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.
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.
Brussel Sprout Hash with Shrimp and Furikake -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
- ½ an onion ( white, yellow or sweet) thinly sliced
- 1 ½ T olive or vegetable oil
- ¼ tsp kosher salt, plus more to taste
- Pepper to taste
- 8–10 oz large shrimp or prawns -raw or cooked, peeled and deveined (or Tofu, cubed)
- drizzle of toasted sesame oil
- 2–3 teaspoons Furikake (available at Asian markets and upscale grocery stores)
- chili flakes, chili threads, or sriracha sauce
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 brussel sprouts, turn heat down to medium, and saute until just tender, about 5 minutes, stirring often. You want them to be wilted, not overly cooked. Season 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 Furikake spice blend, taste, adjust salt if necessary. I usually add a generous pinch more. Divide in bowls and sprinkle with a little more Furikake, and chili flakes (or siracha sauce) and chop sticks.
To make Furikake Seasoning -mix all ingredients together in a medium bowl. Store in airtight container.
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