Skillet-Charred Brussels Sprouts with Sesame and Scallions

4 Servings

30 minutes

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These Brussels sprouts are salty-sweet, with umami from fish sauce and subtle spiciness from Sriracha. Loads of toasted sesame seeds add a nuttiness that accentuates the toasty notes from the sprouts’ deep char. This is an excellent side to any Asian-inspired meal or even alongside simple grilled steak, chicken or fish.



30 minutes


  • 1

    pound small to medium Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved

  • 1

    tablespoon neutral oil

Stephanie S.
February 19, 2023
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Loved the combination of flavors. Substituted aminos for fish sauce. Fast prep new favorite
Ms. Patricia D.

This is good, but too salty. Next time I will not add salt to the sprouts before browning.

Kathie R.

I don’t consider myself to be a member of the salt police but whoa baby is this dish salty. I tried the recipe and failed to finish it because of the salt. I have NEVER done this before. I did some calculations and even before the addition of salt at the end which I omitted the sodium content for the four serving recipe using Red Boat fish sauce is over 9000 mg. I feel like the flavor might have been good with a reduction of salt. Could this have been an error?

Kathie R.

Just posted a comment about this recipe and realized I was in error on my calculations of sodium in the dish. I was 5495 before final adjustments. I apologize but regardless I feel the dish is way too salty

Robin S.

I agree re too salty With all Milk Street recipes that call for fish sauce I have learned to cut the amount down by at least a third, adding water as needed. That said, loved this combo of tastes after I cut down the fish sauce. Loved the use of the cast iron pan as well.

Jonathan M.

Level of salt invites comparison with a pre-colonoscopy prep.

Amy P.

I achieved char well before tenderness… I feel like a quick pre-steam might help