Gochujang Stir-Fried Brussels Sprouts

Gochujang stir-fried Brussels sprouts are a delicious and spicy twist on a classic vegetable dish. Gochujang, a Korean fermented chili paste, adds depth of flavor and a touch of heat to the Brussels sprouts. Here’s a simple recipe for you to try:


  • 1 pound Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved
  • Two tablespoons of vegetable oil
  • Two tablespoons gochujang (Korean red chili paste)
  • One tablespoon of soy sauce
  • One tablespoon of honey or maple syrup (for a vegan option)
  • One tablespoon of rice vinegar
  • Two cloves garlic, minced
  • One teaspoon of sesame oil
  • Sesame seeds and chopped green onions for garnish (optional)


Prepare Brussels Sprouts:

Trim the ends of the Brussels sprouts and cut them in half.

Make the Sauce:

In a small bowl, whisk together gochujang, soy sauce, honey or maple syrup, rice vinegar, minced garlic, and sesame oil. Adjust the sweetness and spiciness according to your taste.

Stir-Fry Brussels Sprouts:

Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Add the Brussels sprouts and stir-fry for 3-5 minutes or until they start to become tender and develop a golden color.

Add the Sauce:

Pour the gochujang sauce over the Brussels sprouts and toss to coat them evenly. Continue stir-frying for an additional 2-3 minutes or until the Brussels sprouts are fully covered and cooked to your desired level of tenderness.

Garnish and Serve:

Transfer the stir-fried Brussels sprouts to a serving dish. Garnish with sesame seeds and chopped green onions, if desired.

Serve Warm:

Serve the gochujang stir-fried Brussels sprouts immediately while they are hot. They can be enjoyed as a side dish or even as a main course when served over rice or noodles.

This dish offers a unique and flavorful take on Brussels sprouts, combining the umami and spiciness of gochujang with the savory notes of soy sauce and the sweetness of honey or maple syrup. Adjust the spice level and sweetness to suit your preferences.

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