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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.


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


  • 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