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A plate of brussel sprout stir fry served with a plate of shrimp and chopsticks
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5 from 3 votes

Easy Brussel Sprout Stir Fry

This flavorful stir fry showcases brussel sprouts as the main ingredient! It can be made vegetarian by omitting the shrimp. Not your grandmother's brussel sprouts!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: Brussel sprouts, Quick and Easy, Stir fry
Servings: 4 servings
Cost: $6.18 per recipe / $1.54 per serving (without shrimp); $11.98 per recipe / $2.99 per serving (with shrimp)

Equipment

  • Food processor with a slicing disc
  • Large frying pan

Ingredients

For the brussel sprouts

  • lbs fresh brussel sprouts thinly sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tbsp fresh ginger minced
  • cup green onions chopped
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 2 packs ramen noodles without the flavor packet
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil for the frying pan
  • 3 tbsp low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 2 tsp brown sugar
  • chili sauce or sriracha optional, for serving

For the shrimp (if using)

  • 1 lb raw shrimp peeled
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger minced
  • 1 tbsp green onion chopped
  • 1 tsp vegetable oil for the frying pan
  • 1 tbsp low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil

Instructions

Make the brussel sprout stir fry

  • Wash brussel sprouts and trim the ends. Then thinly slice them in the food processor using the slicing disc. If you don't have a food processor, you can chop them by hand, but try to keep the slices as thin as possible.
  • Peel and mince the garlic and ginger, then chop the green onions. Note--if you choose to make shrimp with this dish, chop all the garlic, ginger, and green onions at the same time and separate them.
  • Open the two ramen noodle packs and discard the seasoning packets. Break apart the noodles into ½-inch pieces. Then heat a frying pan to medium-high heat (without oil). Add the noodle pieces in a single layer and toast them for about 5 minutes or until golden brown, stirring frequently so they don't burn. Remove the noodles from the pan.
  • In the same pan, toast the sesame seeds in a single layer for 5 minutes or until golden brown, stirring frequently. Remove the sesame seeds from the pan.
  • Heat the vegetable oil over medium-high heat in the frying pan. Then add the garlic, ginger, and green onions and sauté for 1 minute. They will become very fragrant.
  • Add the soy sauce, sesame oil, oyster sauce, and sugar to the pan. Stir until incorporated.
  • Then add the sliced brussel sprouts to the frying pan, stirring to evenly coat them in sauce. Sauté for about 8 minutes, stirring frequently, until the brussel sprouts are soft but not mushy.
  • Remove from heat. Stir in ramen noodle pieces and top with sesame seeds. Serve with chili sauce or sriracha if desired.

Make the shrimp (if using)

  • In the same pan you used for the brussel sprouts, heat vegetable oil over medium-high heat. Then add the garlic, ginger, and green onions and sauté for 1 minute.
  • Add the soy sauce and sesame oil, then stir until incorporated.
  • Add the shrimp to the pan in a single layer and cook for 2 minutes. Turn the shrimp over and cook an additional 2 to 3 minutes, or until it's no longer translucent on the sides. Remove from heat.

Notes

  • Save time by cooking the shrimp in another frying pan at the same time as you cook the brussel sprouts.