If you're tired of having the same old side dish every night, then it's time to try this tasty vegetable saute. In this recipe, Brussels sprouts and asparagus are slowly cooked until crispy perfection in a delicious blend of soy sauce and mirin. Finishing the vegetables with sesame seeds and balsamic adds the perfect ending to this terrific side dish.
Sesame Brussels Sprouts & Asparagus Saute
1/2 of a garlic clove, minced
1/2 tsp mirin (you can find this in the Asian section of most supermarkets)
1/2 tsp. gluten free soy sauce
8 Brussels sprouts, peel off any loose outer leaves and thinly slice lengthwise
3 asparagus spears, cut into 2 inch pieces
1/2 tsp. sesame seeds, toasted
red chili flakes, to taste
1. Spray a small skillet with nonstick spray and heat to medium low heat.
2. Saute garlic until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
3. Add mirin, soy sauce, Brussels sprouts, and asparagus. Saute for 10-12 minutes until vegetables are golden brown and caramelized. (add water 1 tbsp at a time if vegetables begin to scorch).
4. Remove from heat and toss with toasted sesame seeds. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar.
Nutrition Information--approximately 100 calories per serving