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Bang Bang Brussels Sprouts

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overhead view of a bowl of crispy bang bang brussels sprouts
COOK TIME
30 min
TOTAL TIME
40 min
SERVINGS
3-4 servings
overhead view of a bowl of crispy bang bang brussels sprouts
overhead view of a bowl of crispy bang bang brussels sprouts

I am a Brussels Sprouts Superfan. I don’t remember having them much growing up, but somewhere along the way, I became president of the fan club. Super easy to cook, tons of variety, and delicious. My favorite part is the little crispy pieces. I could eat an entire meal of just those little parts. 

Usually I keep it pretty simple with just some olive oil, salt/pepper, parmesan but a friend mentioned she had Bang Bang Brussels Sprouts at. local restaurant. Say what, now? That is GENIUS! So I had to try my own version at home. 

For my version, I used the classic Bang Bang ingredients of Mayo, sweet Thai chili sauce and Sriracha. Then I added some lime and Panko because I wanted a little bit of crunch. 

What is Bang Bang Sauce?

Bang Bang Sauce is a mix of sweet and spicy and a bit creamy. It’s been around forever, but you’ve probably heard of it since Bonefish Grill made it famous with their Bang Bang Shrimp that I must eat an entire dish anytime I go there. 

It’s a very simple sauce made of only a few ingredients: mayo, Sweet Thai Chili Sauce, and Sriracha. There are other variations and additions along the way, but those are the core ingredients. Bang Bang Sauce is a perfect mix of sweet and spicy.

So what about Bang Bang Sprimp?

Bang Bang Shrimp was the original, the shrimp pairs perfectly with the sweet and spicy sauce. But you can add this sauce to just about anything: chicken, fish, potatoes, veggies. 

I have a very easy recipe for homemade Bang Bang Shrimp. It’s not fancy, but it’s delicious and perfect for a busy weeknight. I use frozen popcorn shrimp and then coat those in the Bang Bang Sauce. We usually add some fried rice and it’s a huge hit. 

Fresh or Frozen Brussels Sprouts?

I’ve always use fresh Brussels Sprouts so I can’t say if frozen would work for certain. Usually, I am all on board with frozen veggies. I have stacks of frozen broccoli in my freezer right now. But I’ve had less than great results when using frozen Brussels Sprouts. 

How to Cut a Brussel Sprout?

To cut the Sprouts for these Bang Bang Brussels Sprouts, all you need to do is cut the stem off and  peel off the outer layer of leaves. Then I cut in half and then each half in half again. Essentially cutting each Brussel Sprout in fourths. That’s it. 

Why add Panko?

I added some Panko Breadcrumbs to these Bang Bang Brussels Sprouts because I love a little crunch in a recipe where every other texture is pretty smooth and creamy. Plus, I know the Panko will get nice and brown in the oven or air fryer. I love those crispy bits!

Can I make these Brussels Sprouts in my Air Fryer?

Absolutely! The air fryer is a great way to cook Brussels Sprouts in general and especially with these Bang Bang Brussels Sprouts. The air fryer will give you more of that crispy texture plus it’s fast. 

I would reduce the coking time to about 15 minutes in the air fryer and make sure to stir the Brussels Sprouts halfway through cooking. By the way, if you are looking for a good air fryer that isn’t crazy expensive- this is the air fryer I have and love! I originally got it at Costco but they have it on Amazon too. 

What about leftover Bang Bang Brussels Sprouts?

Leftovers of this Bang Bang veggie do really well. I put the remaining Brussels Sprouts in an airtight container and stuck them in the fridge. I reheated them at 325 for about 7 minutes and then a low broil for about 2 minutes. Back to life!

In the air fryer, I would reheat at 300 degrees for about 5 minutes. Still come out crispy. 

Check out this delicious Bang Bang Brussels Sprouts recipe and video below and let me know what you think!

Looking for other easy veggie recipes- click these below!

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overhead view of a bowl of crispy bang bang brussels sprouts

Bang Bang Brussels Sprouts

The classic Bang Bang Sauce over crispy, baked Brussels Sprouts. A little sweet, a little spicy with some crunch. An easy and delicious recipe to add to dinner.

overhead view of a bowl of crispy bang bang brussels sprouts

Prep time: 10 min  |  Cook time: 30 min  |  Total: 40 min

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Ingredients

1 lb Brussels Sprouts

1/2 cup mayonnaise

1 Tablespoon Sriracha

1/4 cup Sweet Thai chili Sauce

Juice from 1/2 lime (2 teaspoons)

1/2 teaspoon salt/pepper

1/2 teaspoon red pepper chili flakes (optional)

1/4 cup Panko Breadcrumbs

Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or nonstick spray.

2. Cut the stem off each Brussel Sprout and remove the outer leaves. Cut each one into fourths. Place in a medium bowl.

3. In a separate medium bowl, add the mayo, Sriracha, Sweet Thai Chili Sauce, lime juice, red pepper flakes, and salt/pepper. Mix together.

4. Pour Bang Bang Sauce over the Brussels Sprouts and combine until all the Sprouts are covered in the sauce. Add in the Panko Breadcrumbs and combine again.

5. Pour Brussels Sprouts onto the prepared baking sheet,. Place in the oven and cook for about 30 minutes or until Brussels Sprouts are soft and there is some crispy char on them.

– Air Fryer- Set at 400 degrees, spray the basket. Place Brussels Sprouts in the basket and cook for about 15 minutes, stirring halfway through. Add a couple minutes for more crispy char.

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