It’s been a while since I last posted a veggie recipe so here’s an easy one. I know lots of people don’t like these miniature cabbages but hey… you might change your mind.
Brussels sprouts, halved
2-3 tbsp of soy sauce
Salt and pepper
Over low heat, sear pork until it renders fat and natural juice. Add salt and pepper and continue cooking until brownish. Remove from the pan and set aside. Stir-fry garlic until golden brown then add in onion and stir-fry for a minute. Pour 1 cup of water and bring to boil. Throw in the Brussels sprouts and cover pan with a lid. When the water boils, season with salt, pepper and soy sauce. Cover and simmer for another minute or until tender crisp. Serve in a platter with the cooked meat. Easy.
I am not a professional cook. My only claim to having a culinary background is a short stint as my dadâ€™s teen â€˜sous chefâ€™ in his carinderia ages ago. Dad ran small eateries since I was a young kid - serving standard â€˜turo-turoâ€™ food ranging from the likes of menudo, adobo, pritong isda, dinuguan, binagoongan, bopis, munggo, pinakbet and giniling to merienda fares like goto, ginataan, pancit bihon, halu-halo and saging con yelo.
My father, a farmer in his hometown before working his way to becoming an accountant, definitely influenced my cooking in a lot of ways than I thought. My siblings and I were raised in a backyard full of fruit trees and vegetable garden. We spent weekends and the summer breaks running around with ducks, chickens, goats and pigs. I had wonderful memories of gathering eggs, butchering chickens, selling vegetables and the sweet aroma of preserved fruits. But my love for art led me to a degree in Architecture. Just few months after getting my license, I went abroad and lived independently at age 23. Definitely no maid, no cook, and a totally different food culture. Along the way I met lots of friends and spent what seemed a lifetime learning new tricks and recipes.
Now living in Auckland, I am a work-from-home mum who juggles time between work, fun and family - in pursuit of work-life balance. No matter how busy I am, I love the idea of cooking for my family. My blog chronicles home cooking greatly influenced by life outside my home country from Southeast Asia to Beijing and Auckland. And most of the time, being busy also means easy (sometimes quick), affordable meals.
3 thoughts on “Brussels Sprouts Stir-Fry”
ang sarap naman nito! nakakagutom! buti na lang malapit na ang hapunan
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I’ve only tasted brussel sprouts once and it wasn’t that bad an experience. I’d love to sample this dish! Mmm!
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hi iska! we love brussel sprouts but I never thought to stirfry it. I’ll have to try this out next time we have some. It looks delicious!
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