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Brussels Sprouts with Chestnuts

Brussels Sprouts with Chestnuts

Brussels Sprouts with chestnuts are a wonderful holiday side dish. This recipe originated from France brings a special flavor to your holiday meal. As I love both Brussel sprouts and chestnuts I could hardly wait until was done. The sweet and soft chestnuts makes a perfect combination with the crisp brussel sprouts.

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  • Makes about 4 servings
  • 1 pound Brussels Sprouts
  • 250 g chestnuts
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic
  • 3-4 tbsp water
  • salt and freshly ground pepper
  1. Mark chestnuts with an X on flat side. Bring a pan of water to the boil over medium high-heat. Drop in the chestnuts and boil for about 6-8 minutes. Remove pan from heat.
  2. Remove few chestnuts from the pan leaving the others in the water until ready to peel. Using a knife remove the shell and skin while chestnuts are still hot. 
  3. Put the peeled chestnuts in a pan with milk and enough water to completely cover them and simmer over medium heat for about 10-12 minutes until tender. Drain and set aside. 
  4. Remove any yellow leaves from the Brussels sprout, trim the roots and mark an X on the underside to cook evenly.
  5. Melt the butter in a large frying pan. Add the onion and garlic and cook until softened. Add the Brussel Sprouts and water and cook covered over medium heat for about 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add more water if necessary. 
  6. Add the chestnuts and toss the mixture to combine and cook for a few minutes until the sprouts and chestnuts are heated through. Season with salt and pepper and serve hot as a holiday side dish. 
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Nutrition facts 1 Serving - Calories:251, Fat:7.5 g, Saturated Fat:4.3 g, Carbohydrates:42.3 g, Sugar:5.2 g, Fiber:4.8 g, Protein:6.3 g, Cholesterol:18 mg, Calories from Fat 68, Sodium 85mg, Vitamin A 22%, Calcium 11%, Vitamin C 207%, Iron 13%, Nutrition Grade B+, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
On November 21, 2011 at 11:02 am, Kiri W said...
Oooh, intriguing! I just recently had my first successful attempt at liking Brussel sprouts, but I die fro chestnuts - I'll have to try this one!
On November 21, 2011 at 12:09 pm, RavieNomNoms said...
This is so great! I love brussel sprouts!
On November 21, 2011 at 06:11 pm, Professor Vegetable said...
What a divine combination!

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