Spicy Korean Brussels Sprout Stir Fry

Updated: Oct 26, 2018

Picture from Minimalist Baker

This recipe is from Minimalist Baker. I really like trying out new things and this recipe did not disappoint! Shop all the ingredients from Amazon at the bottom of the page.



  • 1/2 cup Korean Gochujang Sauce (or store-bought - just ensure it’s vegan/gluten-free)

  • 1 Tbsp sesame oil (sub water if avoiding oil // plus more for sautéing)

  • 1/3 cup coconut aminos (or sub tamari, but reduce amount slightly as it’s saltier)

  • 2-3 Tbsp maple syrup

  • 1 Pinch sea salt

  • 1 1/2 Tbsp chili garlic sauce (for more heat // I like Huy Fong Foods brand)


  • 1 tbsp vegetable broth

  • 7 heaped cups halved Brussels sprouts (as consistent in size as possible)

  • 3 Tbsp coconut aminos (or sub tamari, but reduce amount slightly as it’s salty)

FOR SERVING (optional)

  • Thinly sliced shallot or green onion

  • Chopped roasted salted peanuts


  1. Prepare sauce by adding Gochujang sauce, sesame oil (or water), coconut aminos, maple syrup, sea salt, and chili garlic sauce to a small mixing bowl and mix to combine. Taste and adjust flavor as needed, adding more chili garlic sauce for heat, maple syrup for sweetness, or coconut aminos for depth of flavor / saltiness. Set aside.

  2. Make sure your Brussels sprouts are rinsed, dried, and halved and any large stem portions are removed.

  3. Heat a large cast-iron or metal skillet over medium-high heat. Depending on the size of your skillet (ours was a 12-inch cast iron), you may need to cook the Brussels in two batches so they get evenly cooked and don’t crowd the pan.

  4. Once hot, add sesame or avocado oil (or water) to the pan and Brussels sprouts (know that oil is better for frying and caramelizing the sprouts). Season with the coconut aminos and toss to combine. Then evenly spread the Brussels sprouts in the pan so each one is touching the surface of the pan (remove any that are crowded).

  5. Cover and cook for 2 minutes. Then remove lid and stir-fry uncovered for 2 minutes more, stirring occasionally to brown all sides. Turn down heat if needed if any are appearing too brown.

  6. Once the Brussels sprouts appear to be caramelized, add the sliced shallot or green onion (optional) and the prepared sauce and stir-fry for 1-2 minutes more to coat and caramelize the sprouts even more. Then turn off heat and transfer to a serving platter. Garnish with crushed peanuts if desired (optional). Enjoy hot.

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