The Washington Post

Tamari-Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Tamari-Roasted Brussels Sprouts 10.000

Goran Kosanovic for The Washington Post; food styling by Amanda Soto/The Washington Post

Nov 20, 2013

Tamari, a mild variety of soy sauce that contains less wheat than other varieties (and sometimes none at all), gives Brussels sprouts a sharp tang, while toasted sesame oil adds a hint of smokiness. Roasting adds caramelization.

Make Ahead: The oil-tamari mixture can be refrigerated for up to 2 weeks.

10 - 12

When you scale a recipe, keep in mind that cooking times and temperatures, pan sizes and seasonings may be affected, so adjust accordingly. Also, amounts listed in the directions will not reflect the changes made to ingredient amounts.

Tested size: 10-12

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup tamari (see headnote)
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon southeast asian fish sauce (optional)
  • 3 pounds Brussels sprouts, trimmed and quartered


Preheat the oven to 500 degrees. Have one or two large rimmed baking sheets at hand.

Whisk together the oil, tamari, sesame oil and fish sauce, if using, in a small bowl.

Spread the Brussels sprouts on the baking sheet(s); keep them to one layer, with room for air circulation in between the sprouts. Drizzle the tamari mixture over them and toss to coat. Roast, shaking the pan every 5 minutes or so, until the vegetables are crisp and browned, about 20 minutes.

Serve warm or at room temperature.

Rate it

Recipe Source

From Food editor Joe Yonan, author of "Eat Your Vegetables: Bold Recipes for the Single Cook" (Ten Speed Press, 2013).

Tested by Amy Kim.

Email questions to the Food Section.

Email questions to the Food Section at

Avg. Rating (20)

Rate this recipe

Nutritional Facts

Calories per serving (based on 12): 100

% Daily Values*

Total Fat: 6g 9%

Saturated Fat: 1g 5%

Cholesterol: 0mg 0%

Sodium: 340mg 14%

Total Carbohydrates: 10g 3%

Dietary Fiber: 4g 16%

Sugar: 3g

Protein: 4g

*Percent Daily Value based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Total Fat: Less than 65g

Saturated Fat: Less than 20g

Cholesterol: Less than 300mg

Sodium: Less than 2,400mg

Total Carbohydrates: 300g

Dietary Fiber: 25g

Most Read Lifestyle