Spicy Kung Pao Brussels Sprouts

Updated: Jan 5, 2019

These tender roasted Kung Pao Brussels Sprouts are tossed with spicy chili sauce They work great as a side or served over rice. I tried my first brussel sprouts the week before making this meal. To date I never tried them because of the smell. I can now say that I tried brussel sprouts and I love them. If your on the fence about eating them. Try this delicious dish it will change your whole mind set on how you view brussel sprouts.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved

  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil

  • 2 Tbsp. chili garlic sauce (I used the Huy Fong brand)

  • 1 ½ Tbsp. maple syrup

  • 3 Tbsp. soy sauce

  • 2 tsp. cornstarch

  • ½ Tbsp. + 2 tsp. sesame oil, divided

  • ½ Tbsp. fresh ginger, grated

  • 2 tsp. rice vinegar

  • 1 Tbsp. water

  • 1 bundle green onions, sliced on the bias

  • Cooked rice for serving (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400F. Cut the hard ends off the Brussels sprouts and slice them in half lengthwise. If you have any exceptionally large sprouts, quarter them. Transfer the sprouts to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Drizzle with olive oil and toss to evenly coat. Roast for 20 – 25 minutes, flipping the sprouts halfway through to ensure even browning. When done, the Brussels sprouts should be tender and caramelized on the edges.

  2. Meanwhile, make your sauce. Combine the chili garlic sauce, maple syrup, soy sauce, cornstarch, 2 teaspoons of sesame oil, ginger, rice vinegar and water in a mixing bowl. Whisk to thoroughly combine. Set sauce aside.

  3. Add ½ tablespoon of sesame oil to a large, deep skillet and heat over medium-high. Once hot, add the green onion and sauté until bright green and slightly wilted, about 2 minutes. Remove the Brussels sprouts from the oven and add them to the skillet. Toss with the green onion and sauté for a minute more. Then pour in the sauce. Continue to cook for 2 – 3 minutes, until the sauce has thickened and the sprouts are coated. Remove from heat and stir in the peanuts.

  4. Serve Brussels sprouts as a side dish or scoop over rice for a heartier meal.

Recipe by: www.wellvegan.com

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