Healthy Comfort Food You Can Make at Home Courtesy of Katsuya Brickell

    

Healthy Comfort Food You Can Make at Home Courtesy of Katsuya Brickell

By Patricia Tortolani | April 8, 2020 | Food & Drink

When you think of comfort food, what comes to mind? Call me crazy, but for me, somewhere between Mac N Cheese and Mac N Cheese is the unlikeliest of dishes: mini cabbage heads. Not only because of the slight crunch and salty-sweet glaze (that description alone makes my mouth water), but because crispy Brussels sprouts bring back all kinds of feel-good memories. Countless late dinners in Miami where friends gathered around a table with our first round of cocktails and devoured a plate of brussies—and then ordered another round.

CrispyBrusselsSprouts-0001.jpgJust because they're not open doesn't mean we can't enjoy Katsuya's popular dishes at home.

Ingredients:

74 Grams of Brussels sprouts
255 Grams of Mirin
200 Grams of Sake
250 Grams of Soy Sauce
100 Grams of Sugar
125 Grams of Balsamic Vinegar
Shaved Almonds
Scallions

Method:

  • Cut out the core on the brussels
  • Deep fry till a dark golden brown
  • Balsamic reduction: Combine Mirin, Sake, Soy Sauce, balsamic vinegar and Sugar over heat until sugar is dissolved (yields 1.5 liters, which can be stored up to one month)
  • Once Brussels are fried, place in a mixing bowl and toss with 20 grams of the balsamic vinegar reduction
  • Add almonds, chopped scallions, and additional balsamic vinegar reduction to taste


Photography by: courtesy of Katsuya