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Brussels Sprouts, Shiitake, and Ham Pasta


Brussels Sprouts, Shiitake, and Ham Pasta makes use of dashi-based flavours, which turns this Italian dish right into a Japanese-style pasta. The flavour is much like my Wafū Mushroom Pasta, however I used a shortcut at the moment for the flavouring.

Hero shot of Brussels sprouts, Shiitake, and Ham Pasta.

Japanese-style pasta is sort of fashionable in Japan, maybe as a result of it isn’t as oily or creamy as Western-style pasta.

I like at the moment’s pasta due to the lovable look of the Brussels sprouts and the color mixtures of the components. Along with that, the charred Brussels sprouts stimulates your urge for food.

What’s in my Brussels Sprouts, Shiitake, and Ham Pasta

Ingredients for Brussels sprouts, Shiitake, and Ham Pasta.

  • Spaghetti
  • Olive oil
  • Brussels sprouts, halved
  • Ham sliced into strips
  • Shiitake mushrooms (or different mushrooms) thinly sliced

Vegetable and ham prepared for sauteing.

I used a few slices of enormous leg ham.

Flavouring

The flavour of at the moment’s pasta dish comes from simply two components.

  • Mentsuyu (condensed to triple power)
  • Butter

Twirling some pasta around a fork with a Brussels sprout.

The key to the shortcut for the flavouring is using a condensed soba/udon noodle broth referred to as ‘mentsuyu’.

I launched mentsuyu in my recipe Kyūri no Q-chan. It’s a condensed broth used for each noodles and as a dipping sauce for Tempura, however you can too use it for simmering dishes.

It’s a handy pantry ingredient to have since you don’t have to make dashi inventory and the broth will probably be prepared to make use of by merely diluting mentsuyu with water.

Two kinds of mentsuyu in bottle.

I used the bottle on the left. The suitable bottle is a konbu-based mentsuyu.

A bottle of condensed mentsuyu ought to point out the condensation power. My bottle was ‘sanbai nōshuku‘ (3倍濃縮, triple power), which means it was condensed to 1/3 of the unique amount. By including 2 elements of water to 1 a part of mentsuyu, it turns into an ordinary noodle broth.

Equally, ‘yonbai nōshuku‘ (4倍濃縮, 4x power, condensed to 1/4) requires 3 elements of water to 1 a part of mentsuyu, ‘nibai nōshuku’ (2倍濃縮, double power, condensed to ½) requires 1 a part of water to 1 a part of mentsuyu to make an ordinary broth.

The best way to make Brussels Sprouts, Shiitake, and Ham Pasta

There’s nothing sophisticated about making Brussels Sprouts, Shiitake, and Ham Pasta. The secret is to get pasta prepared and the remainder of components prepared on the identical time. See the video.

Step-by-step photo of making Brussels sprouts, Shiitake, and Ham Pasta..

  1. Boil spaghetti to al dente.
  2. Sauté Brussels sprouts, then sauté shiitake mushrooms and ham.
  3. Add butter and sauté, then add mentsuyu.
  4. Combine effectively guaranteeing the mentsuyu coats all of the components.
  5. Serve instantly.

It took about 8 minutes to boil my spaghetti to my liking, which is so long as I wanted to cook dinner the Brussels sprouts and different components. In case your pasta wants a kind of time to cook dinner to al dente, you’ll want to begin sautéing the Brussels sprouts later or earlier respectively so to be prepared to combine within the boiled pasta simply in time.

Having stated that, you’ll be able to full cooking your Brussels sprouts and different components earlier than the pasta is prepared. You simply have to reheat the frying pan and add the pasta to it when prepared.

Top-down photo of Brussels sprouts, Shiitake, and Ham Pasta.

Sautéing Brussels sprouts brings out their pure sweetness. Paired with the soy-based flavour, the style of Brussel Sprouts, Shiitake, and Ham Pasta reminds you of a typical Japanese broth flavour. That is certainly a wafū (Japanese-style) pasta.

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Hero shot of Brussels sprouts, Shiitake, and Ham Pasta.

Brussels Sprouts, Shiitake, and Ham Pasta

Brussels Sprouts, Shiitake, and Ham Pasta makes use of dashi-based flavours, which turns this Italian dish right into a Japanese-style pasta. The flavour is much like my Wafū Mushroom Pasta, however I used a shortcut at the moment for the flavouring through the use of a condensed noodle broth referred to as mentsuyu. See the video.

Do not forget to see the part ‘MEAL IDEAS’ under the recipe card! It provides you a listing of dishes that I’ve already posted and this recipe that may make up an entire meal. I hope it’s of assist to you.

Recipe Kind:

Most important

Delicacies:

Japanese

Key phrase:

Brussels sprouts recipes, Japanese pasta recipes, Wafū pasta

Serves: 2

Creator: Yumiko

Substances (tbsp=15ml, cup=250ml)

  • 100g/3.5oz
    spaghetti
    or different lengthy pasta equivalent to linguine
  • 1
    tbsp
    olive oil
  • 200g/7.1oz
    Brussels sprouts
    backside trimmed and halved vertically (observe 1)
  • 80g/2.8oz
    ham
    minimize to about 5cm/2” lengthy and 1cm/⅜” broad strips (observe 2)
  • 50g/1.8oz
    shiitake mushrooms
    thinly sliced (observe 3)

Flavouring

  • 1
    tbsp
    butter
  • 1
    tbsp
    mentsuyu
    (condensed to triple power, observe 4)

Directions

  1. Boil a ample quantity of water in a saucepan, add a big pinch of salt, and cook dinner pasta to al dente per the directions on the packet (observe 5).

  2. Reserve about ¼ cup of water within the saucepan, then drain the pasta.

Sautéing Greens and Ham (observe 5)

  1. Warmth olive oil in a frying pan over medium warmth.

  2. Put the Brussels sprouts within the pan, minimize facet down, and cook dinner for about 3 minutes till the minimize facet of the Brussels sprouts is properly browned.

  3. Flip the Brussels sprouts over, place a lid on, and scale back the warmth to low.

  4. Cook dinner for additional 2-3 minutes till the spherical facet of the Brussels sprouts are browned.

  5. Take away the lid. Add shiitake mushrooms and sauté for 1-2 minutes. Add ham strips and sauté for for a minute or so.

Making Brussels Sprouts, Shiitake, and Ham Pasta

  1. Add butter to the pan and blend. Add mentsuyu and blend shortly.

  2. Deliver the warmth as much as excessive. Add the pasta and 1-2 tablespoons of reserved pasta water to the pan.

  3. Rapidly combine, guaranteeing that every strand of spaghetti is coated with the sauce and the greens and ham strips are evenly unfold.

  4. When there is no such thing as a liquid left within the backside of the pan, take away the pan from the warmth and serve instantly.

Recipe Notes

1. The burden of Brussels sprouts is approximate. I used 8 Brussels sprouts that weighed 190g/6.7oz. Relying on the dimensions of your Brussels sprouts, you may need bigger/smaller variety of them.

2. Any kind of leg ham works superb.

3. As an alternative of shiitake mushrooms, you should use different Asian mushrooms equivalent to shimeji mushrooms or oyster mushrooms.

4. I used a condensed mentsuyu, which required 1 half mentsuyu and a couple of elements water to make an ordinary noodle broth. In case your condensed mentsuyu will not be triple power, you’ll want to regulate the amount of your mentsuyu per under:

  • For double power, enhance mentsuyu to 1½ tablespoons. It’s OK to make use of greater than 1 tablespoon because the sauce will condense anyway.
  • For 4x power, use ¾ tablespoon mentsuyu + ¼ tablespoon water.

If you’re not utilizing condensed mentsuyu, you may make it by condensing an ordinary noodle broth:

  • Measure 8 elements dashi inventory, 1 half soy sauce, and 1 half mirin collectively.
  • Put it in a saucepan, convey it to a boil.
  • Proceed boiling till the quantity of the broth reduces to 1/3 of the unique quantity.

You might wish to make a bigger amount of home-made condensed mentsuyu and hold it within the fridge/freezer for later use.

5. The time required to cook dinner the spaghetti determines if you begin sautéing the Brussels sprouts. Sautéing greens and ham takes about 8 minutes together with flavouring.

In case your pasta takes about the identical time, it’s best to begin cooking greens concurrently placing the pasta within the boiling water.

In case your pasta requires a lot much less time to cook dinner, it’s best to sauté greens first in order that the components are prepared when pasta is cooked. Equally, in case your pasta wants longer than 8 minutes to cook dinner, it’s best to wait the additional minutes required to cook dinner the pasta earlier than begin sautéing the Brussels sprouts.

6. Diet per serving.

serving: 239g energy: 418kcal fats: 16g (21%) saturated fats: 5.2g (26%) trans fats: 0.2g polyunsaturated fats: 1.6g monounsaturated fats: 7.3g ldl cholesterol: 41mg (14%) sodium: 698mg (30%) carbohydrates: 51g (19%) dietary fibre: 6.1g (22%) sugar: 6.4g protein: 20g vitamin D: 0mcg (2%) calcium: 58mg (4%) iron: 3.6mg (20%) potassium: 737mg (16%)

 

Meal Concepts

A typical Japanese meal consists of a principal dish, a few facet dishes, a soup and rice. I attempt to provide you with a mix of dishes with a wide range of flavours, colors, textures and make-ahead dishes.

As an alternative of itemizing a set of dishes for Meal Concepts at the moment, I wished to listing some pasta dishes that I’ve posted up to now. Wanting on the images under, I really feel like I wish to eat all of them! On the identical time, I really feel that I have to make extra of these Japanese-style pasta dishes.

High row from left to proper:

Backside row from left to proper:

List of wafū pasta that I psoted.

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