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    Stir-fried sprouts

    • Preparation time: 20 minutes
    • Cooking time: 15 minutes
    • Total time: 35 minutes

    Serves: 4


    2 tbsp nam pla fish sauce
    1½ tbsp. light soy sauce
    500g trimmed Brussels sprouts, halved lengthways or quartered if large
    3 tbsp vegetable oil
    6 garlic cloves, chopped
    3 red chillies, thinly sliced (deseeded if liked)
    1½ tbsp dark brown soft sugar
    1 lime
    Large handful coriander leaves


    1 In a small bowl, mix the fish and soy sauces, seasoning with black pepper; set aside. Set up a large steamer with salted boiling water, add the sprouts and cook for 3-4 minutes, until just starting to soften. Quickly run under a cold tap until cool, before draining and patting dry with kitchen paper.

    2 Heat the oil in a wok or large frying pan. Add the garlic, sprouts and chillies, cook for a minute, then pour in the fish sauce mixture, sugar and lime juice. Sprinkle with the coriander before serving. 

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