Sriracha Maple Brussels Sprouts

I am in love with Brussels sprouts. I may be cheating on heirloom tomatoes for the fall and winter, but Brussels are just so much more available to me. And they are local at that.

My love is not just a matter of convenience, oh no. I love their brightly-colored green globe beauty, their sometimes-spicy natural goodness, and their versatility in seasonal meals.

For our pre-flight lunch I decided to whip up a spicy and sweet Brussels sprouts side dish to eat with leftover meatballs.

I started with this bowl of beautiful Brussels.

Brussels Sprouts

I cut each in half, removing the tough bottom and cleaning off the outer leaves.

Brussels Sprouts

The recipe calls for just a few simple ingredients: some sort of oil (I used chili oil.), sriracha, and real maple syrup from my friend’s family farm in the Berkshires.

Brussels sprouts and sriracha

I simply put the cut Brussels sprouts flat side down in a pan very lightly coated with chili oil and let them cook on high for 4 minutes until they were really sizzling. Then I added about 2 teaspoons of sriracha, stirred everything together, and lowered the heat. At the very end, I drizzled on a tiny bit of maple syrup, tossing the Brussels sprouts again to make sure they were all coated. I prefer them to be cooked for just a short time, but it is certainly up to you how long you want to cook them!

Brussels Sprouts

Sooooo delicious! Brussels sprouts like spicy candy could turn anyone into a believer!

What is your favorite vegetable?

I am very excited to be in San Francisco for the Foodbuzz Festival. Today’s agenda includes a trip to Santa Cruz and a tasting at Bonny Doon Vineyards. Bonny Doon will be pouring wine at the Foodbuzz Festival as well. They make some fantastic wine! Have a great day everyone!

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Tags: brussels sprouts, maple syrup, recipe, sriracha, vegetables, Vegetarian

  1. Emily’s avatar

    Interesting combo! I think I’ve commented here before that my husband is a sriracha fanatic… this would probably go over really well at our house.


  2. Michelle’s avatar

    I definitely love the combination of spicy and sweet with Brussels sprouts. I am totally with you and absolutely love them during the fall and winter!


  3. JL goes Vegan’s avatar

    I adore brussels sprouts and I MUST make this recipe! Thank you!


    1. traveleatlove’s avatar

      Yay! I am glad you made the Brussels recipe. I can’t wait to have food in the house again so I can make more :)


    2. Raija’s avatar

      I just do a typical roasted brussel sprout with seasoning, but this sounds like a must-try! Thanks for stirring up my brussel sprout love!


    3. Elizabeth’s avatar

      I fell in love with brussels sprouts myself a few years ago. If I don’t have much time, I like to steam them and eat them with a maple mustard sauce.


    4. Megan’s avatar

      I love brussels sprouts too… especially with bacon! :)

      Hope you are having fun and good weather in SF. It’s pouring and gloomy here.


    5. Daisy’s avatar

      Have a blast in SF!! those are beautiful brussels indeed and also one of my favorite veggies!!


    6. MelissaNibbles’s avatar

      My favorite veggie is brussels I loved them roasted over brown rice with a blob of hummus on top. Yum yum yum :)


    7. RavieNomNoms’s avatar

      Yum those look great!


    8. Eileen’s avatar

      I have fallen in love with brussel sprouts. We make our own maple syrup too. Now you got me wondering…


    9. Amy’s avatar

      I love the use of Sriracha here! I bet it was wonderful with the sweet maple, and savory brussels sprouts! Great idea!


    10. alicia’s avatar

      mmm – also love brussels…Never thought to combine them with maple and sriracha – but I’m going to have to give it a go!


    11. JL goes Vegan’s avatar

      I made the brussels sprouts! Delicious! I linked to your site on my blog today!


    12. brii's Mac’s avatar

      thank’s for sending me this post!!
      I adore brussels sprouts!!
      did you know they are delicious also raw?


    13. Kim Beauchamp’s avatar

      Oooohhh! I love Sriracha sauce! It just makes everything taste better. My friend gave me a bottle for my last birthday, hot sauce fanatic that I am. This recipe sounds like a winner!


    14. Alison’s avatar

      I too am in a torrid love affair with brussels sprouts. I refused to eat them up until this summer, and now I can’t get enough!


    15. Grace’s avatar

      I love the spicy and sweet combination of this recipe!


    16. Luiza’s avatar

      so so so so good! I realized I didn’t have wrtehcsoershire sauce, so instead used 1/8 cup more soy sauce and 1/8 cup teriyaki sauce. SO yummy! I love Asian food and love that I made this kind of dish. Thank you!


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