Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Simple Stir Fried Choy Tam (Brussel Sprouts Leaves) with Garlic

I love the crunchy texture of Choy Tam (Brussel Sprouts) leaves. It tastes real good if it is plainly stir fried with garlic. Some vegetarian do not take garlic but some do. Anyway if you don’t take garlic, then you can omit this ingredient when stir frying the Choy Tam.
My family normally eats this dish with steamed rice. It is very simple to prepare and probably takes you around 5 minutes! The secret to preparing a good and nice is that your wok must be very hot. If you fry it at high temperature for a short period, there will be a very nice ‘wok hei’ (wok burn) aroma.

Choy Tam, cleaned
Garlic, 3 cloves, chopped finely
Salt to taste
Vegetable oil, 1 tablespoon

Heat up wok and add in some vegetable oil. Adjust the heat to high and put in the choy tam. Fry for a short while and add little water. Add salt to taste. Quickly take out the choy tam from the wok to prevent further cooking.


tigerfish said...

I like Brussel Sprouts. Usually I season with some salt, black pepper and just steam them. Seldom see Brussel Sprouts Leaves, though.

An Open Book said...

I have just recently started using brussel sprouts and i love the stir fries. Have to try your version of it.
Thanks for stopping by my blog....

Rachana Kothari said...

I too love the crunchy taste of these sprouts Pete:) And its such a quick recipe!