Christmas (Dinner) is coming…

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With the festive season well and truly upon us, here at Fragata HQ one of the main topics of discussion has been Christmas Dinner, and more specifically what we’ll be cooking for our loved ones in a week’s time.

Of course we’ll be serving the traditional Turkey along with a whole host of delicious veg – carrots, potatoes, parsnips, sweet, cauliflower… the list goes on! However, there’s one side that well and truly divides families (and some of us at Fragata!) and that’s brussels sprouts. We can hear some of you groaning at the thought of them, so that’s why we decided to challenge ourselves and create a sprout dish that is guaranteed to convert anyone.

Why not try making our parmesan and olive brussels sprouts for a Mediterranean twist on this classic side dish?  The addition of the parmesan and our olives softens the flavour of the sprouts, leaving your tastebuds tingling… and we promise that everyone will want seconds!

Check out the recipe below, and as always, if you try this dish we’d love to hear what you think!

Fragata’s parmesan and olive brussels sprouts


What you’ll need…

  • 675g brussels sprouts
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 tbsp melted butter
  • 4 tbsp grated parmesan cheese
  • 4 tbsp dried breadcrumbs
  • 3 tbsp finely chopped Fragata pitted green olives
  • 1/4 tsp crushed Fragata garlic cloves
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp seasoned salt


  1. Wash and trim the brussels sprouts
  2. Cut an X about 3mm deep in the stem of each sprout
  3. Add the sprouts to a saucepan and cover with water. Add 1 tsp salt and bring to the boil
  4. Cover and simmer for around 6 minutes until tender, then drain
  5. Transfer the sprouts into a small casserole dish, drizzle 2 tbsp melted butter over the top and stir until evenly coated
  6. In a separate bowl, mix together the parmesan cheese, olives, breadcrumbs, garlic, pepper, seasoned salt and remaining butter
  7. Pour the mixture over the sprouts, and heat under the grill for around 5 minutes, or until the crumb mixture is lightly browned.

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