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Roasted Brussels sprouts with shallots recipe

Hugh cooks up his favourite sprout recipe on River Cottage Christmas

Serves 4


  • 400g Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved (or whole if small)
  • 350g shallots or small onions, peeled and halved or quartered
  • 3 tbsp rapeseed oil
  • Several sprigs of thyme
  • Squeeze of lemon juice
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 190°C/gas mark 5. Put the Brussels sprouts and shallots or onions into a large roasting dish, trickle over the oil and season with salt and pepper. Toss to coat then tuck in the thyme sprigs.

  2. Roast for about 35 minutes, giving a good stir halfway through, until everything is a bit crispy, brown and caramelised.

  3. Squeeze some lemon juice over the roasted sprouts, along with a sprinkling of fresh thyme, if you like.


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