If you are bored with plain boiled Brussels sprouts, try pepping them up Chinese-style with this unusual stir-fried method.

450 g/l lb Brussels sprouts
5 ml/ 1 tsp sesame or sunflower oil
2 spring onions, sliced
2.5 ml/ ? tsp Chinese five-spice powder
15 ml/ 1 tbsp light soy sauce
Serves 4
Trim the Brussels sprouts, then shred them finely using a large sharp knife or a food processor.
Heat the oil and add the sprouts and spring onions. Stir-fry for about 2 minutes, without allowing the mixture to brown.
Stir in the five-spice powder and soy sauce, then cook, stirring, for a further 2-3 minutes, until just tender. Serve hot with other Chinese dishes.