This is a great vegetable dish if you like Brussels. I liked them, but hated the smell of the house after cooking them the usual way. I ran across this recipe in a magazine and thought that maybe they wouldn't smell so bad if they were roasted. I was right! These are yummy....even if you don't like Brussels. Give 'em a try! I know onions would work in place of shallots, especially a sweet onion. Also, I couldn't find baby Yukons, so cut mediums in pieces about the size of the Brussels.