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Brussels sprouts - Asian style

Cruciferous vegetables, including broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, pak choi, kale and Brussels sprouts, are real homron cleansers. They contain a specific compound called indole-3-carbinol, which helps the body eliminate excess estrogen.


½ kg Brussels sprouts

38 ml soy sauce

25 ml roasted sesame oil

1 clove of garlic

5 g ginger

1 dried chilies

2 sprigs of mint (fresh)

1 tbsp sesame

½ tsp chili paste

1 tbsp sugar

25 ml mirin (mixture of sake and maple syrup; 3:1)

1 tbsp rice vinegar


Preparation: (25 min + 20 min)

Preheat oven to 220°C. Halve the Brussels sprouts and place in a bowl. Add most of the sesame oil and salt and mix. Spread on a baking tray and roast in the oven for approx. 20 minutes.

In the meantime, peel and finely chop the garlic and ginger. Also chop the dried chilies and cut the mint into thin strips. Roast sesame seeds in a fat-free pan until golden brown.

Heat the remaining sesame oil in a small pot. Fry the ginger and garlic over medium heat for approx. 2 - 3 minutes. Add the chili paste and fry for another 2 minutes. Add dried chilies, sugar, soy sauce, mirin and rice vinegar and simmer the mixture until it thickens. Remove from heat and allow to cool.

Add roasted Brussels sprouts and marinade to a large bowl and toss until Brussels sprouts are coated in sauce. Sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds and mint. Enjoy your meal!

Enjoy your meal!


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