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Stir-Fried Brussels Sprouts with Leeks, Ginger, Garlic and Chilli

Stir-Fried Brussels Sprouts

Christmas, Sides, Vegan | 11th December 2016 | By

Love them or hate them, Brussels sprouts are an integral part of Christmas. So why not give your Christmas dish a spicy twist? These stir-fried Brussels sprouts with leeks, ginger, garlic and chilli will liven up the event.  They’re quick to cook and unlike boiling stir-frying makes the sulphury compounds of the sprouts less obvious.

But why limit this to your Christmas dinner? We found that a helping of the stir-fried Brussels sprouts went very nicely with a bowl of dhal and brown rice. I make my dhal differently every time, depending on how I feel and what I have to hand. Here’s a recipe for a particularly delicious one – kill-a-cold lentil curry.

Stir-Fried Brussels Sprouts

The sprouts are slightly crunchy and the slivers of ginger, garlic and chilli give a warming spicy glow. Perfect fare for a cold winter’s day.

Stir-fried Brussels sprouts with leeks, ginger, garlic & chilli
Serves 4
A Brussels sprout dish to spice up your Christmas meal. Fast to make and delicious to eat.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
15 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
15 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 tbsp coconut oil
  2. 1 thumb sized lump of root ginger - peeled and cut into fine strips.
  3. 1 clove garlic - peeled and cut into fine strips
  4. 1 red chilli - deseeded and finely sliced.
  5. 1 leek - finely sliced
  6. 25 Brussels sprouts - sliced
  7. pinch of sea salt
  8. ¼ lime
Instructions
  1. Heat 1 tbsp coconut oil in a large pan or wok to a medium high heat.
  2. Throw in the ginger, garlic and chilli and stir fry for a minute.
  3. Add the leek slices and stir fry for a couple of minutes.
  4. Add the sprouts and a pinch of sea salt and stir fry for 3-5 minutes until done.
  5. Squeeze in the lime. Stir and serve.
Notes
  1. Enough for 4 as a side or 2 as a main.
Tin and Thyme http://tinandthyme.uk/
I’m sending my stir-fried Brussels sprouts with leeks, ginger, garlic & chilli to The Kitchen Shed for #Healthy Christmas.

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    Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche
    11th December 2016

    This looks like the perfect quick and easy side dish! I love that you served it with dal – that looks like my ideal dinner 🙂

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      Choclette
      11th December 2016

      I probably make lentil dhal more than any other dish, so it’s good to have something a bit different to go with it.

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    Lucy Parissi
    11th December 2016

    Shamefully I am the only person in our household who loves brussels sprouts! And I insist on making them every year even if I am the only one who will eat them. Haven’t tried them stir-fried it looks like a recipe I HAVE to try!

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      Choclette
      11th December 2016

      I blame school dinners. They put me off so many foods that I had to learn to love again as an adult.

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    Lucy
    11th December 2016

    I need to liven up my sprouts and this looks like such a tasty and healthy way to do so! Will try it for sure with my next bag.

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    Claire @foodiequine
    11th December 2016

    I always thought that I hated sprouts, turns out I just hate boiled sprouts. This sounds like a great way to spice them up.

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      Choclette
      12th December 2016

      Thanks Claire. School boiled sprouts were the very worst, but they managed to spoil just about everything.

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    Kate | The Veg Space
    12th December 2016

    Oh yum, these look fabulous Choclette – I’m with you on stir-frying sprouts, I just can’t bear them boiled but somehow they are totally transformed when stir-fried! Your flavours sound fantastic.

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      Choclette
      12th December 2016

      Thanks Kate. I’m quite happy with barely cooked boiled sprouts, but done like this they really doesn’t taste “sprouty” at all.

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    Nico @ yumsome
    12th December 2016

    I initially read the recipe as 25kg of sprouts! LOLOL!

    I loathe boiled and steamed sprouts but yes, stir-fried (and roast), they totally rock. I love the idea of cooking them with leeks and ginger – this is going on my to-do list for sure!

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      Choclette
      12th December 2016

      Hahaha, I might like sprouts, but not quite that much! Yay, glad to have inspired you 🙂

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      Choclette
      13th December 2016

      Roasted sprouts are delicious too Liz, but stir-frying makes a nice change.

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    Elinor aka Beachhutcook
    13th December 2016

    I think this might get my boys eating them. I love them although I do remember a time when I didn’t. I think our taste buds grow up just like the rest of us!

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      Choclette
      13th December 2016

      For sure Elinor. There are lots of vegetables I really like now that I pulled faces over when I was young. Stir-frying seems to stop sprouts tasting too sprouty I find.

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      Choclette
      16th December 2016

      Hehe, I now have an image of you all waddling around with big round middles 😉

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    Rebecca
    21st December 2016

    great recipe, Merry Christmas

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