Help - chestnuts and brussel sprouts...
- Merle Nov 21, 2005 07:45 PM
I'd love some creative ideas for a T day dish - at whole foods I bought some wonderful plain roasted brussel sprouts. At trader Joe's, I bought the frozen roasted chestnuts. I think the two would go well together, but need some sort of third flavor to marry them so to speak...
I thought perhaps brown butter, or maybe some sort of marsala reduction. The thing is, I can't really heat the brussell sprouts long or they will get nasty.
I'd love some great ideas, thanks!!!
Cooks Illustrated has a recipe for glazed brussel sprouts with chestnuts on their website. Sounds good to me.
I made Nigella Lawson's sprouts with chestnuts and pancetta last Christmas - they were lovely. Her recipe uses 2lbs of sprouts, 8 oz pancetta, 2 T butter, 8 oz chestnuts and 1/4 c marsala - you can amend as necessary. Fry off the pancetta till bronzed, add butter and chestnuts and break up a bit, raise heat and add marsala - cook til syrupy - add sprouts.
Can someone please post the Cook's Illustrated recipe for glazed brussel sprouts with chestnuts? Please!!!