Brussels Sprouts Asian Fusion Version with Sweet and Savory Flavor

This Dish Will Make You Tell the Whole World, "OMG, That's the Best Brussels Sprouts Ever!"

Brussels Sprouts Asian is a sweet and savory side dish. This is specially great when you want to try something new by using a traditional ingredient with new flavor.

Asian Sweet and Savory Brussels Sprouts

Total Time:
45 - 50 Minutes
Prep Time
: 10 Minutes  

Inactive Cook Time: 35 - 40 Minutes
Serving: 2-4

Bruseels sprouts are from the family of cabbages. They are one of my favorite vegetables and packed with tons of fiber. Serving these cutties during the holidays is almost like a must. But I also enjoy to serve it at any time as a side dish for dinner. The adventurous me loves to try out different version. As a Chinese, it is like an easy route to go by adding in some Asian flare in this special ingredient. That is how this recipe was born.


In this recipe, we use maple flavored BBQ seasoning, Korean chili flakes and maple syrup for flavoring. What if you don't have any of them? Do you want to buy them all? Well, as you know, I always like to suggest some alternatives. Certain items may not be used often. So, it will take up a lot of your space. The worst of all is to see the unused portion going into waste. That's always the last thing I want to see. Therefore, here are some suggested alternatives:

1) Instead of maple flavored BBQ seasoning, use other BBQ seasoning on hand. If it's possible, use something very mild. Otherwise, cut down the amount used on the vegetables. Depending on the blend you use, it may need to add about a teaspoon of brown sugar to add a little bit of sweetness into the flavor.

Always remember, your BBQ seasonings will never go to waste. You may use a little bit here in this recipe. There are plenty of other delicious recipes waiting for you to make with the rest of the BBQ seasonings. You may end up buying more just because those dishes are too good that you need to make them again and again. Refer to the bottom of the page in the section of "You May Also Interested In" to get inspired using up the rest of the BBQ seasonings.

2) Chili powder is a great way to replace Korean chili flakes. The fragrance and flavor is much milder.

3) Maybe you are not a fan of maple syrup. Believe me, I got it. My hubby is not big on maple syrup, but my son. Honey will be the best substitute here. Otherwise, a regular sugary pancake syrup would work. But the fragrance may be absent.

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Brussels Sprouts Asian Recipe and Directions

1-1.5 lbs (454-680g) Brussels Sprouts (trimmed ends and cut into halves or quarters depending on the original size of each brussels sprout)
1.5 tbsp Mild BBQ Seasonings (I used maple flavored one)
1 tsp Korean Chili Flakes (aka "Gochugaru")
1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Toasted Sesame Seeds (optional)
No-stick Cooking Spray
Salt and pepper to taste

1/2 tsp Korean Chili Flakes (aka "Gochugaru")
2 tbsp Maple Syrup


  1. Preheat oven at 350F (177C), adjust oven rack to be about 6 inches (15cm) from the broiler.
  2. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil for easy cleanup later. (Click here to learn how to line baking sheet with foil) Coat it with no-stick cooking spray.
  3. In a mixing bowl, combine Brussels sprouts, BBQ seasoning, Korean chili flakes, extra virgin olive oil, salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Transfer seasoned Brussels sprouts to baking sheet, single layer, and bake it in the top rack for 35-40 minutes.
  5. While waiting, combine Korean chili flakes and maple syrup to make dressing.
  6. Once veggies are cooked, take it out from the oven. Add sesame seeds (optional) and drizzle with dressing. Enjoy immediately.

Brussels Sprouts Asian Recipe Steps with Photos

Maple flavored BBQ seasoningMaple flavored or any mild sweet BBQ seasoning is one of the key ingredients in this recipe.
Korean chili flakesKorean chili flakes is the star and it will blend in very well with the rest of the ingredients in this recipe.
Seasonings on cut Brussels sproutsAdd all seasonings and cut Brussels sprouts into a mixing bowl.
Oil added into veggiesAdd extra virgin olive oil into the mixture.
Brussels sprouts coated with oil and seasoningsStir to coat every piece of vegetable with oil and seasonings.
Seasoned Brussels sprouts on baking sheetTransfer seasoned Brussels sprouts to a foil-lined baking sheet.
Chili maple dressingPrepare dressing by combining maple syrup and Korean chili flakes together.
Drizzle dressing on Brussels sproutsDrizzle dressing on top of Brussels sprouts as soon as it comes out of the oven.
Brussels sprouts with dressing and sesame seedsSprinkle some sesame seeds on top (optional)
Sticky, sweet and savory Brussels sproutsLook at that!!!! Sticky, sweet, savory and yummy.....
Sweet and Savory Brussels sprouts on serving plateAsian-Fusion Sweet and Savory Brussels sprouts on serving plate
Sweet and Savory Brussels sprouts on serving plateCheck these cutties out from a different angle.
Sweet and Savory Brussels sprouts on serving plateDig in! ENJOY!

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