Brussels sprouts and minced soy-hash with Asian influences

As Stephen Covey says, begin with the end in mind. Brussels sprouts and minced soy-hash with Asian influencesHere it is! and then lets get it started …

Serves 3. Ingredients:

    Brussels sprouts:

  • 1/2 kg sprouts washed and cut into quarters
  • 2 tbsp raisins
  • 1 tbsp pecan nuts chopped
  • 4+ garlic cloves chopped
  • 2+ cm ginger grated or finely chopped
  • soysauce
  • 1/2 lemon zest and juice
  • olive oil


  • steam the sprouts by taste ( ‘5), but only until they are still vivid green
  • preheat the olive oil in a skillet and sauté the garlic and the ginger until fragrant and the garlic is not yet golden brown;
  • add into the skillet the steamed sprouts, the pecan, the raisins and season with the soy sauce
  • cook by stirring occasionally until desired degree of grillness for the sprouts is attained and shortly before that squeeze the lemon over it, stirring it in before removing it from the burner
  • set aside the sprouts in a dish or other container

The soy-hash:

  • 2 carrots peeled, 1 celeriac root, or any (root) veggies of preference at hand, cut into steamer friendly lengths
  • soy based mince 110 g
  • a dash of coconut grated
  • 5+ garlic cloves finely chopped
  • 1/2 lemon
  • some soy sauce
  • olive oil or another lower calorie oil
  • 1 fig


  • steam the veggies and when finished, cut them up into small cubes
  • reuse the skillet to preheat some olive oil and to sauté the garlic
  • once the garlic is done, add the veggies and fry them until desired state is reached
  • add the minced soy-based product, the soy sauce, the lemon juice and zest, and a dash of coconut rape
  • stir occasionally until the soy product is done, then remove from the skillet

Cut a fig in 2 and meat side down, caramelize it in the skillet in a bit of sesame oil, just for ‘3. Serve with the fig on top and sprinkle it over with a fancy fruit based zesty vinegar ( e.g. framboise or mango).

It pairs lovely with a well chilled Gewurztraminer!

Bon app’

Calories per serving:  350 Kcals, Proteins 12.5g, Fat 19.0g, Carbohydrates 41.3g, Dietary Fiber 10.0g, Sugars 18.4g. Lessons learned: replace the olive oil as it accounts for 120kcals per serving!

Nutritional Analysis

Good points

Bad points: High in sugar

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