Introducing Honey Sriracha Roasted Brussel Sprouts, an easy, delicious, and addictive side dish that will take your Brussel Sprouts game to the next level. A really delectable sweet-and-spicy glaze finishes off these crunchy, golden brown and delicious sprouts.
Crisp and charred on the outside, and lightly caramelized and meaty on the inside, and ready in no time at all, these sautéed Brussels sprouts have become my new favorite side dish.
A Little Sweet, A Little Spicy, and A Lot Delicious!
These crispy, juicy, and flavorful Sesame Brussels Sprouts will become a family favorite. They're incredibly simple, only take 10 minutes to prepare, and are almost foolproof. It would be best to quadruple the recipe because everyone will fight over these Brussels sprouts, including kids.
What Are Brussel Sprouts?
Brussel sprouts are thought to have originated in the city that bears their name, Brussels, Belgium. Records show that they first appeared in the Brussels area in the 13th century.
Brussels sprouts are members of the same species and family as broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, and kale. They are low in calories, high in fiber, and high in nutrients. Sprouts are also high in vitamins A, C, and K, as well as folic acid.
I love the look of Brussels sprouts - their round, perfect sprouts are evenly distributed among thick stalks, and their tall leaves tower at the top.
What is Sriracha Sauce?
The Sriracha hot sauce is named after the Thai city Si Racha, where it was first introduced over 80 years ago. Chili peppers, distilled vinegar, garlic, sugar, and salt are used to make this Southeast Asian hot sauce. A drizzle goes well with rice, noodles, eggs, and a variety of other foods.
Sriracha is a spicy, sweet, and tangy sauce. It's a condiment you should always have on hand.
Ingredients for BJ's Honey Sriracha Brussel Sprouts
You will need the following ingredients to make these Spicy Brussel Sprouts:
Brussel sprouts: Fresh is best! Choose brussels sprouts with bright green leaves that are tightly packed. Avoid yellowing ones. Store them in the refrigerator once you get them home from the grocery store or market. You can also use frozen sprouts. If you're using frozen ones, pour the bag of frozen sprouts in the basket and bake at 390 for 14 minutes.
Sriracha: The recipe calls for 2 teaspoons sriracha. You can add a little more if you prefer things spicy. Sriracha can be found in the global section of grocery stores or online.
Honey: Honey's sweetness balances out the spiciness in the Sriracha sauce.
Olive Oil: You will need olive oil to coat the sprouts before placing them in the air-fryer.
Sesame Seeds: Adding sesame seeds is optional, but they give a kick to this dish.
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How to Cut Brussel Sprouts
Brussel Sprouts should be trimmed and halved before roasting. Place them cut-side down on the baking sheet. They will caramelize nicely on the cut side, but the outer leaves will remain crisp. Do not discard the outer leaves that fall away when you cut the sprouts.
How to Make BJ's Brussel Sprouts in the Air-Fryer
You can cut down your cooking time by air frying these honey sriracha Brussel sprouts.
Simply toss your Brussel sprouts in olive oil (or spray with cooking spray) and salt, then place them in your air fryer basket. You need to avoid stacking them on top of one another to keep them crispy.
The Crispiest Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts
Frequently Asked Questions
If you have leftover sprouts, place them in an airtight container after they have cooled. They can be stored in the fridge for 3-4 days. Then reheat and enjoy!
You can substitute agave for the honey in this recipe if you wish. These sprouts will still have that sweet flavor, but they will be vegan
Keep a bag of frozen Brussels sprouts in your freezer for an easy, healthy side dish. The Brussels sprouts do not need to be defrosted before cooking.
The taste can vary depending on the brand, but generally it's tangy-sweet with a strong garlic flavor. The taste is spicy as well.
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Ingredients for Honey Sriracha Brussel Sprouts
- Brussel sprouts
- Olive oil
- Sriracha sauce
- Sesame seeds/ optional
How to Make Honey Sriracha Brussel Sprouts
First, preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees.
Next, wash and drain Brussel sprouts with a paper towel or kitchen towel.
Then, trim the end of the brussels sprouts and then cut them in half.
Place them in a large mixing bowl; sprinkle with salt and drizzle with olive oil.
Toss or massage Brussels sprouts to coat evenly.
After that, place Brussel sprouts in a single layer in an air fryer basket and cook for 10 minutes at 400°F; shake the basket halfway through.
Finally, in a large bowl, add honey and Sriracha and mix very well. Add your cooked brussels sprouts, then sprinkle sesame seeds.
Top Tips for Making Honey Sriracha Brussel Sprouts
- When picking Brussel sprouts, choose those that feel compact and hard when squeezed.
- Pick similar-sized bright green heads.
- In general, smaller sprouts taste sweeter, while larger sprouts taste more like cabbage.
- If you want the sprouts to have a similar texture, cut them into even-sized pieces.
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Honey Sriracha Brussel Sprouts
- 8 ounce Brussel sprouts
- 1 tablespoon Olive oil
- ⅓ teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 2 teaspoons Sriracha sauce
- Sesame seeds Optional
- Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees.
- Wash and drain Brussel sprouts with a paper towel or kitchen towel.
- Trim the end of the brussels sprouts and then cut them in half.
- Place them in a large mixing bowl; sprinkle with salt and drizzle with olive oil.
- Toss or massage Brussels sprouts to coat evenly.
- Place Brussels sprouts in a single layer in an air fryer basket and cook for 10 minutes at 400°F; shake the basket halfway through.
- In a large bowl, add honey and Sriracha and mix very well. Add your cooked brussels sprouts, then sprinkle sesame seeds.
- Preheat oven to 420 degrees.
- Place the Brussel Sprouts in a single layer on a baking sheet.
- Roast for 20 minutes or until golden brown on the outside.