Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Soy-Honey Glazed Steamed Brussels Sprouts with Baked Tofu


By: Jackie

Brussels sprouts are a new veggie for me. Their popularity in the food community sparked my curiosity as I passed the fresh-cut veggie section at Trader’s. I grabbed a bag of Brussels and remembered the first time I tried them only a few years ago as a student teacher. The head teacher steamed Brussels sprouts, poured a soy-honey glaze on top, and served them for the children's snack. To my surprise, the children ate them up! 


If the kids and foodies love Brussels, I will love them, too! (Plus, all those vitamins/fiber/antioxidants couldn't hurt.)


Mission accomplished…. And Jon liked them, too!


Soy-Honey Glazed Steamed Brussels Sprouts with Baked Tofu
Adapted from Ceramic Canvas 

The Goods:
20 Brussels sprouts (1 Trader Joe’s Microwavable Bag of Brussels Sprouts)
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (place 1 tablespoon in a separate bowl)
2 teaspoons Kosher salt
4 teaspoons soy sauce
3 teaspoons honey
1 3” square block of baked tofu (a delicious addition)

The Steps:
Okay… I admit it… I steamed the Brussels… in the microwave…. It may not be the best way to bring out the nutty flavor of the sprouts, but it definitely was the quickest and easiest! 


1. Cut ends off sprouts. Peel and discard first few outer layers and damaged leaves. Cut sprouts in half lengthwise. 
2. Place sprouts in microwave-safe container. I used a small Corning Ware casserole dish. Spread 2 tablespoons of olive oil over Brussels and toss, coating each sprout evenly.
3. Cover and place in microwave. Set on high for 3 minutes. Let sit for 2 minutes. (Sprouts should be tender when done. If sprouts are still hard, cover and place in microwave for additional minute.) 
4. While sprouts are steaming, in a medium bowl, whisk together 1 tablespoon of olive oil, soy sauce, and honey until ingredients are well blended. Dice baked tofu into squares or slice into strips.
5. When sprouts are tender, drain excess water from sprouts. Add tofu to dish. Pour sauce over steamed Brussels sprouts and tofu, and toss. Salt to taste.

14 comments:

  1. I love brussels AND baked tofu. This is a definite must try!! I microwave my brussels too but to bring back the nutty flavor, try throwing them in a medium-hot pan with a bit of oil after you microwave and don't touch them for a few minutes. they will brown nicely and have that nutty char :)

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    1. Ahhh, thanks for the tip, Sandy!! Must try next time!

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  2. I loooove B sprouts! This is an awesome recipe. I am always looking for new ways to try!

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  3. LOVE brussel sprouts! This looks great! I've only roasted my brussels with olive oil and lemon salt and pepper! I like the spin you've added. Sounds so great!

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    1. Ooh lemon salt! I've never heard of such a delicious concept! Must try it!

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  4. Hi Jackie! First of all, I love brussel sprouts. I don't know why this veggie is not as popular because I can eat the whole serving by myself... really! And I absolutely love that you made Asian theme bussel sprouts. I MUST MAKE THIS!

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    1. Yes, it's so tasty! I can eat a whole thing in one sitting!

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  5. Yum! I love brussels sprouts and flavours of sweet and salty are the perfect combination for this vegetable. A perfect dish for our upcoming wintry nights. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. This sounds amazing, I love Brussels sprouts! Been cooking them braised in cream or just roasting them with a spicy oil in the oven...will have to try it your way!

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  7. Yum - I love cooking brussels sprouts and especially using similar flavours. I've never thought of adding tofu but looks like a delicious and healthy combination. Will have to try it out - thanks for sharing!

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  8. Hey, Guys! I love all your posts and stories!
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    Xoxo
    Kate

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  9. The recipe sounds delicious! I can't wait to give it a try!

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