Roasted gochujang brussels sprouts are delicious way to make spicy brussels sprouts. The gochujang sauce adds so much flavor to the sprouts and will turn brussels sprouts haters into lovers.
Are you a brussels sprout lover or brussels sprout hater? If you're here for this recipe, you're (hopefully) a brussels sprout lover.
If you're making these spicy roasted brussels sprouts for someone who is a brussels sprout hater, this may just turn them into a lover of sprouts. Fingers crossed.
The funky gochujang pairs with the sweetness from the maple syrup to coat the brussels sprouts in a delicious umami sweet glaze. The layers of the cut brussels sprouts seem to just soak up the sauce, making for an incredibly flavorful side dish.
- Brussels sprouts
- Olive oil
- Gochujang paste
- Soy sauce
- Maple syrup
What is gochujang sauce?
Gochujang is a fermented chili paste that has a spicy sweet umami flavor. It's used in Korean cooking and is made from red chili pepper flakes, sticky rice (glutinous rice), fermented soybeans, and salt.
You can find gochujang in the small red tubs at Korean grocery stores, many regular grocery stores have it, and Trader Joe's even carries a version!
How to serve the spicy brussels sprouts
I love to serve the brussels sprouts alongside some rice and chicken or salmon. This sesame rice is one of my favorites.
How to make gochujang brussels sprouts
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Trim and cut the brussels sprouts in half (making sure they stay attached at the bottom) and place in a large bowl with the olive oil, salt, and pepper.
Toss the brussels sprouts in the oil and seasonings, and spread out on a baking sheet.
Cook at 400 degrees F for 20 minutes.
While brussels sprouts roast, rinse out the bowl and then add gochujang paste, soy sauce, maple syrup, and lime juice and stir to combine.
When 20 minutes is up, take the brussels sprouts out of the oven.
Add to the sauce and stir to combine.
Return to the sheet pan and spread out. Roast an additional 10-12 minutes, or until brussels sprouts are cooked to your liking.
Plate, and serve as desired. I love topping mine with sesame seeds for a little texture!
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Gochujang Brussels Sprouts
- 8 ounces brussels sprouts
- 2 Tablespoons olive oil
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ⅛ teaspoon black pepper
- 2 Tablespoons gochujang paste
- 1 Tablespoon soy sauce
- 2 teaspoons maple syrup
- ½ lime
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- Trim and cut the brussels sprouts in half (making sure they stay attached at the bottom) and place in a large bowl with the olive oil, salt, and pepper. Stir to coat the brussels sprouts in the oil and seasonings.
- Spread out on a baking sheet and roast for 20 minutes.
- While brussels sprouts roast, add the gochujang, soy sauce, maple syrup, and juice from half a lime to a large bowl. Stir to combine.
- Add the roasted brussels sprouts to the sauce and stir to coat. Return the coated brussels sprouts back to the sheet pan and roast for an additional 10-12 minutes.
- Plate and enjoy.
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