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Wasabi Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Doodley-Boos: lemme tell you, this is the BOSS roasted Brussel sprouts recipe! Also, I just learned that it’s BrusselSSS sprouts, not Brussel sprouts like, they’re from Brussels I guess? I just learned that last year. I learn new things every year.

Yadda yadda, I am proud to say that however it’s spelled and what-have-you, I’ve always been a big fan of the old Brussels sprouts. We had them at Christmas and other fancy holiday meals when I was a kid and I ate the hell outta them thangs. But you know what’s even better than boiled, buttered BS? Roasted BS. And I was thinking, going on this old theory of complementary flavors or whatever it is (I might have just made it up in a dream? maybe? help me. ) I was thinking they should go well with mustard and horseradish and wasabi and other things like that because, you know, they’re related to each other and therefore they should all get along. And unlike human relatives, I think vegetable relatives do generally get along well together. These wasabi roasted Brussels sprouts are proof.

roasted brussels sprouts

If you’re not a fan, though, of sharp flavors like wasabi, these other things all go great with Brussels sprouts and you can just roast them with only oil and salt and then add a spoonful or so of any of the following:

  • grated Parmesan cheese (you can add a load of this)
  • lemon zest
  • orange zest
  • lemon juice
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • crushed red pepper flakes
  • toasted, crushed almonds (again, you can add lots more than a spoonful!)
Also… I put here that this serves 4-6. The reality of life though, is that I can and will eat an entire pound of Brussels sprouts for dinner. It might not be a good idea, but I give not one shit about that. Alls I know is I love BS.
Oh and also again… don’t even think about using frozen Brussels sprouts! In my opinion, they are pretty much just awful — mushy, bitter, yuck. I’m certain they are what’s given these tasty healthy cute little guys a bad rep.
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Wasabi Roasted Brussels Sprouts

  • Author: Hilah Johnson
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 10 mins
  • Yield: 4-6 1x
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Ingredients

  • 1 pound fresh Brussels sprouts
  • 1 tablespoon oil, divided
  • 2 teaspoons wasabi powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon honey

Instructions

  1. Rinse and dry the sprouts. Trim the sprouts by removing a thin slice from the stem end. Cut large ones in half so that all the sprouts are about the same size.
  2. Put them in a large bowl and drizzle about half the oil over them.
  3. Sprinkle with wasabi powder and salt and toss them around to get them coated.
  4. Heat a large heavy skillet over high heat and add the remaining half of the oil.
  5. Add the sprouts in a single layer and cover the skillet.
  6. Let them cook for 3-5 minutes, depending on how roasty you want them.
  7. Stir and turn them all over, re-cover, and reduce the heat to medium. Let them cook another 5-10 minutes until tender enough to be easily pierces with a fork, but still green, not that gross overcooked gray-green color.
  8. Drizzle with honey and toss.
  9. Serve.

 

7 Comments

  1. Fubek on July 7, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    Hi Hilah,

    I’ve a hard time finding Wasabi powder in my local supermarket. Where do you buy it?

    Thanks,
    F

    • Hilah on July 8, 2013 at 3:12 pm

      Hi Fubek!
      Wasabi powder can usually be found in large grocery stores in the Asian foods aisle, maybe near the soy sauce and other seasonings. If not there, try an Asian market?

  2. Scott Croom on November 28, 2013 at 12:50 am

    I just used Sriracha instead of wasabi powder. It came out pretty darn good.
    I’m making enough to feed 15 people sprouts tomorrow. It’ll be awesome. Thanks for the idea yet again.

    • Hilah on November 28, 2013 at 8:21 pm

      Wowee, Scott! That’s a great idea; I bet they were awesome with the hot and slightly sweet flavor of the Sriracha.

  3. Mike Harris on November 11, 2015 at 2:53 am

    Hey sexy taco mamma, Tried these. They were badass even thought I didnt have honey. Used the crazy wasabi in the tube, added a little water to thin it out after I got some color on the sprouts. Easy and fanatasic. Will try some honey next time.

  4. Rajesh on December 22, 2016 at 1:11 pm

    can i make this with the wasabi paste that is served with sushi?

    • Hilah on December 22, 2016 at 2:33 pm

      Yes, I think that would work fine. Use the same amount and just be sure to get them all evenly coated. Let me know how it works!

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