Friday, 1 November 2013

Don't knock it 'til you've tried it!

Take almost equal weight of Brussel sprouts to shallots, just a few less shallots. Try to use smallish sprouts so they can be kept whole, otherwise cut large ones in half. Put in a large roasting dish with the shallots, which should be halved.Trickle with three tablespoons of rapeseed oil, season with salt and pepper and tuck in a few sprigs of thyme.

Pop into a preheated oven (190C: GM5) and roast for about 35 minutes. Stir halfway through and take out when a bit crispy and caramelised. Serve with a squeeze of lemon juice.

Absolutely delicious - particularly if you've kept them whole as the inside of the sprouts go creamy.

Not my invention - courtesy of Hugh.

Roasted sprouts & shallots


  1. Yes, I will try these, if recommended both by you and the Blessed Hugh, but I thought we were supposed to wait until sprouts had endured a frost or two? ooops. Maybe they have, chez vous.....

  2. Sadly no crisp autumn mornings here just warm and damp. Apparently the frost brings out the sugar in a sprout, leaving them less bitter but these were fine but they were small. Enjoy!

  3. We had them tonight with the roast chicken , very nice.

  4. They are surprisingly good aren't they?