Gochujang Spiced Korean Brussels Sprouts

 Gochujang Spiced Korean Brussel Sprouts make a solid bold statement on your dinner table presentation. A great appetizer to serve at any party. It is spicy, tangy and bit unusual. Think exotic, think addictive and think delicious crowd pleaser- this is your dish ! This recipe and suggested ingredients will make this dish vegan, Glutenfree and low calorie but healthy.

Couple years ago, I first tried the authentic Korean food in Los Angeles while on our family gateway trip. Our hotel was located in Korean part of town and there were rows and rows of small and big Korean eateries lined up in walking radius of the hotel. Amazing aromatic smells and exotic food had filled the streets enticing us visitors and locals alike.

We always have so much fun experimenting new food. I love to get out of my comfort zone and try new things. So needless to say, we tried several Korean restaurants on that trip. And boy o boy, we were blown away by the variety and piquant taste of Korean food.

With that delightful experience,  I decided to recreate few of the dishes at home. We get bored easily eating same old food. Variety is Spice of life after all.

You’ll love these Gochujang Spiced Korean Spiced Brussels Sprouts recipe because they’re stir-fried to golden brown (but still tender) perfection and coated in the most savory sauce : Korean Gochujang Chili Sauce! . Brussels Sprouts are part of super food groups if you have been following Whole Foods Plant Based Diet.

Gochujang Spiced Korean Brussels Sprouts Recipe
Have you tried Korean Gochujang Sauce yet?
You must !! After you taste it, you will know what you have been missing on your exotic food tasting journey. Gochujang is a thick Korean chili sauce made using red chilis and fermented soybeans. It’s a staple in Korean cooking and has a very distinct taste that makes it unique. An absolute must in your spice and chili sauce collection. You can practically use it on anything to spice things up. Say no more to bland boring food.

Where to find Glutenfree , Vegan, GMO free Gochujang Sauce?
I found the Gochujang Sauce in H Mart near me. However all their brands had gluten and processed ingredients in it. Not a great idea if you want to use the sauce on repeat basis. As usual, mighty Amazon came to the rescue. I found the perfect All Natural, GF, GMO Free, Vegan Korean Gochujang Sauce and we are all set to create this amazingly delicious dish !

You will love these Gochujang Spiced Korean Brussels Sprouts because they are 
Quick + Easy
SUPER Duper flavorful and addictive
Saucy, Spicy and Delicious
Glutenfree,  dairy free, vegan and superfood qualified….!!!

Gochujang Spiced Korean Brussels Sprouts Recipe
In my house, we like to treat these brussels sprouts as healthy alternative to tater tots. It would also make the perfect side or appetizer to things like our Famous Vegetarian Bean Chili for perfect game day healthy spread. You can create a beautiful  and complete Asian style weeknight dinner with Stir Fry Rice Noodles and Rainbow Veggies. If low carb / Keto -Paleo friendly recipes is your choice, you would love to pair it with Thai Zucchini Noodles.

Ingredients:
4 cups halved , cleaned Brussels sprouts
1 clove of garlic minced
1/3 cup Korean Gochujang Sauce
1 Tbsp. sesame oil (water if avoiding oil )
1 Tsp sesame seeds – raw or toasted
Pinch of salt

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

Heat a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Once hot, add sesame oil (or water) to the pan and evenly spread the Brussels sprouts in the pan so each one is touching the surface of the pan (make sure not to over crowd them).

Cover and cook for 2 minutes. Then remove lid and stir-fry uncovered for 2 minutes more, stirring occasionally to brown all sides. Burnt Brussels sprouts taste bitter so make sure to keep the heat not too high at all times.

Once the Brussels sprouts appear to be caramelized, add the Gochujang sauce, minced garlic and salt. 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 sesame seeds. Enjoy hot.

Store cooled leftovers in the refrigerator up to 3-4 days. Reheat over medium heat in a cast-iron skillet until hot.
Gochujang Spiced Korean Brussels Sprouts Recipe

One Important Note about Seasoning:
Please don’t add the seasoning while they are still cooking since burnt flavors tend to taste bitter. Always add it right after you turn off the heat and gently mix them well.

If you’re into Brussels sprouts, also check out our other incredibly simple yet delightful dish of Classic Crispy Brussels Sprouts. Like broccoli, they are very healthy and versatile veggie that contain Sulforaphane, a phytochemical, anti-cancer compound found in cruciferous vegetables. It appears to have general but potent antioxidant and possible anti-inflammatory properties. As part of Whole Food Healthy Lifestyle, you want to include these cute tiny buds in your meal planning as often as possible.

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Gochujang Spiced Korean Brussels Sprouts Recipe
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Gochujang Spiced Korean Brussels Sprouts

Gochujang Spiced Korean Brussel Sprouts would be a great appetizer to serve at a New Year’s Eve celebration or at your next game day party. They are exotic, addictive and delicious crowd pleaser.

Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine Korean
Keyword GlutenFree
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Author Prajakta @ ProfusionCurry

Ingredients

  • 4 heaped cups halved cleaned Brussels sprouts
  • 1 clove of garlic minced
  • 1/3 cup Korean Gochujang Sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. sesame oil water if avoiding oil
  • 1 Tsp sesame seeds – raw or toasted
  • Pinch of salt

Instructions

  1. Make sure your Brussels sprouts are rinsed, dried, and halved and any large stem portions are removed.
  2. Heat a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Once hot, add sesame oil (or water) to the pan and evenly spread the Brussels sprouts in the pan so each one is touching the surface of the pan (make sure not to over crowd them).
  3. Cover and cook for 2 minutes. Then remove lid and stir-fry uncovered for 2 minutes more, stirring occasionally to brown all sides. Burnt Brussels sprouts taste bitter so make sure to keep the heat not too high at all times.
  4. Once the Brussels sprouts appear to be caramelized, add the Gochujang sauce, minced garlic and salt. 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 sesame seeds. Enjoy hot.
  5. Store cooled leftovers in the refrigerator up to 3-4 days. Reheat over medium heat in a cast-iron skillet until hot.

Recipe Notes

Please don’t add the seasoning while they are still cooking since burnt flavors tend to taste bitter. Always add it right after you turn off the heat and gently mix them well.

Gochujang Spiced Korean Brussels Sprouts Recipe

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6 thoughts on “Gochujang Spiced Korean Brussels Sprouts”

  1. 5 stars
    Brussel sprouts are my favorite vegetable, so I’m always looking for good recipes. The Korean spice addition sounds awesome. Thanks for sharing! Definitely trying this soon.

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  2. 5 stars
    I love all the flavours! And it sounds like a much greater alternative to my boring roasted in the oven sprouts recipe. Will have to try this.

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