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Chinese style Brussels sprouts

The European sprout gets an Asian makeover in this tasty stir fry. 


Dish it up alongside chargrilled, soy-marinated rump steaks or chicken thighs. 


The recipe is from the Melbourne Wholesale Fruit, Vegetable and Flower Market. You can find more ideas at or 


Photo - Melbourne Markets


What you need

300g Brussels sprouts

1 tbspn vegetable oil

1 small red onion, sliced

2 tspns finely grated ginger

2 cloves garlic, crushed

½ red capsicum, thinly sliced

50g Chinese black beans, well rinsed

1 tbspn kecap manis

1 tbspn honey

90g snow peas, cut into thin strips

180g bean sprouts


What to do

Trim Brussels sprouts and pull apart to separate leaves. 

Heat oil, add onion, ginger, garlic and capsicum and cook two minutes. 

Add Brussels sprouts and stir fry two minutes. 

Add black beans and cook four minutes. 

Combine kecap manis with the honey and add with snow peas and bean sprouts. Toss well and serve.


Serves 4

Text: Robin Powell

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Author: Robin Powell