Sunday, October 15, 2006

Once upon a time...

...a natural mutation made a cabbage plant grow plenty of tiny little cabbage heads - "sprouts", around a long stalk, instead of one central large one. The name stems from the original place of cultivation-Brussels. Thanks to some adventurous farmers for their continued cultivation that this cool season mutant crop...lives happily ever after.



So eat your mutant cabbage while it is in season!

Bought a stalk of brussel sprouts while at Half Moon Bay...and...it ended up in my kitchen 2 ways (chinese or western style?... your choice)



Steamed brussel sprouts (Chinese style)
Ingredients:
-brussel sprouts, washed (for bigger "sprouts", cut a cross, 1/4 deep at the bottom of the "sprouts" so that it cooks faster during steaming)
-oyster sauce, to taste

Method:
1.Steam the brussel sprouts for 10 mins
2.Prepare oyster sauce; and toss the steamed sprouts in the sauce

Steamed brussel sprouts (Western style)
Ingredients:
-brussel sprouts, washed (for bigger "sprouts", cut a cross, 1/4 deep at the bottom of the "sprouts" so that it cooks faster during steaming)
-butter
-salt and pepper

Method:
1.Steam the brussel sprouts for 10 mins
2.Place steamed sprouts in big bowl,top with some butter, and sprinkle salt and pepper, to taste. Toss it up !

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