Pan Fried Brussels Sprouts with Black Sesame


I was craving for Brussels sprouts recently and I saw it on the menu of three restaurants, all of which made them fried with honey and chili. Brussel sprouts is already a warming ingredient and this kind of cooking adds more heat to the dish and more importantly I can’t deal with chili.... so here’s my sweet-savory-nutty version with sesame oil and seeds.

Brussels sprouts are warming, sweet, and aromatic in the perspective of TCM nutrition. It regulates Qi and disperse Cold. It is also an excellent ingredient for liver, as part of the cruciferous vegetable family. It’s full of antioxidants, vitamin C and K, as well as fiber. 

With the addition of sesame, this recipe is the most suitable for late winter and early spring to benefit our liver and kidneys. It is a very flavorful side dish to have with your multigrain rice or porridge. 

Written by Five Seasons TCM
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