Crispy Asian Brussels Sprouts

One of my favorite dishes to order whenever I go to Asian Fusion restaurants are the Brussels sprouts. I will admit that when it comes to how they are cooked, I am a bit of a brussels sprout snob, and prefer to only eat them this one way. Yes, I realize this probably comes across as me being dramatic, but once you try my Crispy Asian Brussels Sprout recipe, it’s going to be hard to settle for anything less! There is just something about the crispy, roasted, natural green goodness, mixed with a pop of sweet and spicy flavor, that will help you quickly understand why I love this recipe so much. These are super easy to make, and I guarantee that the sauce will blow you away.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • 1 Pound Fresh Brussels Sprouts
  • 1 ½ Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 2 Tablespoons Braggs Liquid Amino Acids (**Health Boost Alert**)
  • 1 Tablespoon Honey
  • 1 ½ Teaspoons Rice Vinegar
  • 1 Teaspoon Sesame Oil
  • 1 Teaspoon Asian Garlic Chili Paste (Sambal Olek, Sriracha – Adjust to heat preference)
  • ½ Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 2-4 Tablespoons of 100% Pure Maple Syrup (depending on your sweetness preference)
  • A Pinch of Salt and pepper (As needed)

And Here’s What You’ll Do:

  1. Preheat the oven to 450. 
  2. Cover a baking sheet with aluminum foil and set aside.
  3. Rinse sprouts in cool water and then chop off the tough ends. Chop sprouts into halves, or quarters for very large sprouts. Dry thoroughly with a towel.
  4. Toss with the olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  5. Place sprouts in a single layer on the foil lined pan, leaving some space between the Brussels sprouts. They shouldn’t be overlapping as this reduces the crispiness. 
  6. Roast for 20-25 minutes, or until the sprouts are browned and crispy.
  7. In a bowl, combine the Liquid Amino Acids, honey, rice vinegar, sesame oil, sambal olek, garlic powder, and maple syrup, and pour into a small saucepan on the stove. 
  8. Bring sauce to a simmer, and let it cook for 3-4 minutes until it thickens. This happens quickly since it is a small amount of liquid, so keep an eye on it.
  9. Finally, toss the hot Brussels sprouts with the delicious sauce and serve.

The savory Asian flavors of these yummy sprouts provide a great option for countless occasions: A complement to other Asian-inspired dishes, a means of enhancing more simple meals, something easy to bring to a cookout, or even the main course for an at home date night. I guarantee these Crispy Asian Brussel Sprouts will not disappoint. 

Do you have a favorite Asian dish? If so, drop a comment and let me know. I am always looking for new recipes to try.   


– LW

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