Grilled Spicy Brussels Sprouts with Garlic

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Grilled, Spicy Brussels Sprouts with Garlic

So easy, so gourmet!


These sprouts have become one of my favorite dishes to make. The prep is quite easy and the result is incredibly flavorful. I tend to eat a few while I’m setting the table because the crunch and taste are much more like an appetizer than a side dish. Those leaves that fall off and blacken offer up a crunch and are my favorite parts to sneak!

The punch of cayenne and the smooth finish of parmesan blend well with the sweetened, grilled taste of the brussels sprouts. Serve immediately alongside freshly grilled chicken and wild rice. Pair with a dry Riesling or Gruner Veitliner.


Tobi D.

Tip 1:

It’s best to use very fresh brussels sprouts, not frozen or ones that have been hanging in the back of the fridge for a while. The freshness conveys to the palpability of the sprout. You’ll want it to be more of a dense consistency when you bite into it rather than spongy.

Tip 2:

I encourage smaller sprouts that are consistent in size. This ensures that they have all cooked through at the same time.

Tip 3:

A note about marination time: After I pre-cook the sprouts in the microwave I like to let them sit and marinate in the activated spices. If you don’t have an hour, just utilize what time you’ve got. They’ll still taste wonderful!

Tip 4:

You don’t have to use a grill, just use your oven instead. I prefer the flavoring and crispyness that you can achieve with the grill.

Grilled, Spicy Brussels Sprouts with Garlic

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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You’ll need an oven proof skillet, preferably Cast Iron

Link: “Best Cast Iron Skillets” by Bestreviews

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  • 1 pound fresh Brussels sprouts, uniform in size
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

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Find Fresh Brussels Sprouts at your local grocery.

cut stems from sprouts


  1. Cut off the stem end from each sprout and remove any yellowing outer leaves.
  2. Cut any large sprouts to keep them uniform for more even cooking.
  3. Place the Brussels sprouts into a large, microwave safe bowl
  4. Add the olive oil then toss
  5. Add garlic, mustard, cayenne, paprika and salt and toss thoroughly to combine.
  6. Heat the sprouts in the microwave on high for 3 minutes.
  7. Let sit for an hour or more. (see tip 3)
  8. Heat a large Cast Iron skillet on the grill on medium for 10 minutes or in oven at 350.
  9. Pour the sprouts into the hot skillet and evenly distribute them within.
  10. Cover with lid or foil and cook for 5 minutes.
  11. Stir and cook without the lid another 5 minutes.
  12. Test doneness with a fork, you should be able to pass the fork through the sprout without forcing it. Some burning of the lose leaves will occur. Cooking too long will make them mushy.
  13. Remove from grill sprinkle with fresh parmesan cheese and serve immediately.

Keywords: grill, spicy, brussels sprouts, side dish, vegetables

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