Hi y’all! Today on the blog we’re making gochujang brussels sprouts.
I created this recipe because I was craving something sweet, salty, and crunchy at dinnertime.
Bryan and I wanted to stick to something (mostly) plant-based.
When I opened the fridge the brussels sprouts were staring at me and it was on.
What is gochujang?
Gochujang is a fermented red chili paste.
It’s actually relatively easy to find in mainstream stores like whole foods market, and prevalent in Asian groceries like H-Mart.
For a sauce that’s made with rice, it’s actually relatively low carbohydrate. My bottle came in at 3g of carbs per serving, though serving macros and sizes may vary.
What’s in Gochujang Brussels Sprouts?
For this recipe you’ll need a few ingredients:
And a couple cooking tools:
How does it taste?
I also love that this is mostly plant-based.
You could remove the pancetta if you’d like to make it a vegetarian dish.
It also did a great job of not spiking my blood sugar. That is always my favorite part!
Here’s the recipe below! If you can’t try it now, be sure to print it, or pin it for later. You won’t be disappointed.Print
- First, rinse your brussels sprouts and dry them thoroughly.
- Slice your brussels sprouts in half. Pat dry again in case they are still damp (you want them as dry as possible to get a good char from the cast iron skillet).
- Turn your stove on to medium-high heat.
- In a bowl, combine gochujang, kosher salt, honey, garlic and avocado oil.
- Put your brussels sprouts in the mixture and coat thoroughly, set aside.
- In your heated pan, pour in pancetta and stir until it gets color – be sure to watch so it doesn’t burn, but it just gets crisp.
- As your pancetta crisps up pour in your brussels sprouts and mixture into the pan.
- Cook until brussels sprouts have some char, and are cooked through (about 10 minutes).
- Take off the heat and enjoy!
- You can sub bacon for pancetta. Just cut it into tiny pieces before frying, and drain the oil.
- Take the meats out to make it a vegetarian dish.
- Add some chili oil or more red pepper flakes if you want some additional heat! If you want less, scale back.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 15 minutes
- Category: Side dishes
- Method: Stovetop
- Cuisine: Asian
- Diet: Diabetic
- Serving Size: 1 cup
- Calories: 141
- Sugar: 7.6 g
- Sodium: 671.9 mg
- Fat: 7 g
- Carbohydrates: 17.4 g
- Fiber: 5 g
- Protein: 5.3 g
- Cholesterol: 4.6 mg
Keywords: Brussels Sprouts, gochujang, vegetables