- 1½ kg Brussels sprouts, trimmed
The quintessential Christmas dinner veg, Brussels sprouts are throught to have been cultivated…
- 200g vacuum-packed chestnuts, roughly chopped in half
'Chestnuts roasting on an open fire...' that kitsch old Nat King Cole song perfectly…
- 200g smoked bacon lardons
- 1 tsp vegetable oil
Heat oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7. Bring a large pan of water to the boil, add the sprouts and cook for 5 mins. Drain and refresh in cold water.
Toss the sprouts with all the other ingredients in a bowl and season with a pinch of salt and a good grinding of black pepper. Tip onto a large baking tray in a single layer. Put in the oven and roast for 30 mins, tossing halfway through, until the bacon is crispy and the sprouts are golden and tender.