Juniper-glazed sprouts

Juniper-glazed sprouts

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(4 ratings)

Prep: 20 mins


Juniper berries aren't just for making gin, they perk up sprouts too

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal161
  • fat13g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs7g
  • sugars6g
  • fibre6g
  • protein5g
  • salt0.21g


  • 3 shallots, finely sliced



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  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 2 tsp juniper berries, roughly ground with a pestle and mortar
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
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  • 25g butter



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  • 500g Brussels sprouts
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  • 300ml vegetable stock


  1. In a large frying pan, gently cook the shallots, garlic and juniper in the oil and half the butter until soft and golden – about 10 mins.

  2. Add the sprouts and stock and simmer for 10 mins until sprouts are just tender and syrupy. Stir in the remaining butter with some seasoning and serve.

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14th Dec, 2017
We didn't really like the flavour combo of juniper with sprouts. We love gin but we found it a little bitter having the junipers ground up. Although some people at our table said they enjoyed them. (The website won't let me rate it 2*, it keeps setting it to 1*)
29th Nov, 2015
Excellent - also delighted to discover that "they" do read these comments because I'd asked about 18m ago "how much oil" and now it's in the recipe!
12th Dec, 2015
What type of Juniper berries? fresh or dry?
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18th Dec, 2015
We used the dried ones from the spice section.
1st Nov, 2015
what oil??
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19th Nov, 2015
Hi there, thanks for pointing this out, well spotted. The recipe has now been updated above to include the 2 tbsp of oil. Thanks again.
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