The word Eurasian means a combination of European, or European American, and Asian cultures. When I made this recipe I was trying to create crispy-crunchy Brussels sprouts that had an emphasis on Italian flavors. My decision to use Pad Thai rice noodles seemed like just the perfect and unexpected accompaniment to the dish. Additionally, the rice noodles are gluten-free so, in my mind, a winner!
You can serve the Brussels Sprouts on their own as a side dish or mixed with traditional pasta but I would strongly suggest you first try using rice noodles.
I went light on the red pepper flakes, which can be adjusted to individual taste. I used the CHICKENLESS Better than Bouillon however the vegetable variety would also work great.
This dish also works great for leftovers but I recommend adding a splash of water and a drizzle of olive oil before reheating.
I used to cook with shiitake mushrooms a lot but have used more cremini and portobello varieties lately. The shiitake has a buttery, woodsy taste and definitely lends itself to this particular recipe.
If you don’t have arugula on hand, any other green would work including spinach, kale, or escarole. The key is to mix them into the noodles only long enough to wilt and not cook them.
This recipe is fairly easy to prepare but please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.
I love Chinese cuisine and have been experimenting with using tofu instead of animal products in some traditional dishes. This recipe was inspired by the lettuce wraps from PF Changs but I added my own touch and ingredients that vary from the original. Plus, this dish serves as a main entree rather than an appetizer.
The taste is tangy, a little bit sweet with undertones of spicy goodness.