Pan Fried Brussels Sprouts with Sweet Chili Sauce

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Pan Fried Brussels Sprouts with Sweet Chili Sauce starts by caramelizing the sprouts to give them amazing flavor and texture. Then they are cooked in the most amazing Sweet Chili Sauce which gives them some sweet heat. Absolutely irresistible!

I think most kids dislike Brussels sprouts. I certain did. The way they were prepared when I was a kid left them mushy and tasteless. No bueno!

I have been on a mission for the last 3 years to try to prepare everything that I dislike in a way that I will love it. Brussels sprouts and seafood were at the top of that list. A chef in New Orleans once told me, if you don’t like seafood you have never had it prepared properly. I totally agree. So, I am working hard to crush those dislikes.

About 2 years ago I conquered Brussels sprouts. I ate these Best Ever Garlic Roasted Brussels Sprouts by the truckload. Which is funny because when we were doing the photo shoot for these Pan Fried Brussels I told Chad he needed a serving spoon for the shot. He said, no I need a fork.

We went back and forth about this recipe being enough for at least 4 people. He laughed. He said. “Not for you, that IS dinner for you“. Needless to say he took the fork. LOL. What can I say, when I find a veggie I like, I really like it!

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Pan Fried Brussels with Sweet Chili Sauce start by caramelizing the sprouts in a cast iron skillet. If you don’t have cast iron, use whatever you have. Pan frying gives them an amazing caramelized flavor and texture they are topped with Sweet Chili Sauce which gives them some sweet heat. Absolutely irresistible!

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brussels sprouts with sweet chili sauce in a cast iron pan

Pan Fried Brussel Sprouts with Sweet Chili Sauce

Donna Elick
Pan Fried Brussels Sprouts with Sweet Chili Sauce starts by caramelizing the sprouts to give them amazing flavor and texture. Then they are cooked in the most amazing Sweet Chili Sauce which gives them some sweet heat. Absolutely irresistible!
Tried this recipe?Please comment and review!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Method Stovetop
Servings 4

Ingredients
 

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 pound brussels sprouts, rinsed and cut into halves
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seed oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon chili paste, (I use Garden Gourmet)
  • 2 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

Instructions
 

  • Warm the olive oil in a 10-inch cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. When you can hold your hand 6 inches above the pan and feel the heat, it is ready.
  • Add Brussel sprouts to the pan in a single layer, cut side down. When you have a full layer, place the remainder on top of the cut side down ones. Cook until the ones on the bottom begin to caramelize, about 2-3 minutes. *See Notes
    Stir, bringing as many of the Brussel sprouts from the bottom of the pan up to the top as possible. Continue cooking for another 2-3 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, to a small bowl, add sesame oil, honey, chili paste, minced garlic, and salt. Whisk to combine, then set aside.
    Pour sauce over the vegetables in the pan, stir well to combine, and reduce heat to low. Cover pan and cook for 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat, stir once more, and transfer to a serving dish. Enjoy!

Donna’s Notes

If the Brussels sprouts are getting too browned, stir and reduce heat to medium.
You can find chili paste in the produce section of most grocery stores.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 | Calories: 164cal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 320mg | Sugar: 7g | Fiber: 4g | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 2mg

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe’s nutritional value will vary depending on the ingredients used, measuring methods, and portion sizes.

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Originally Published October 2015

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5 Comments

    1. Hi Bushman!

      I use the Gourmet Garden brand that is found in your produce section.

      Enjoy and let us know how it goes.
      Best,

      Donna

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