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Help - chestnuts and brussel sprouts...

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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!!!

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    Becca Porter Nov 21, 2005 07:52 PM

    Cooks Illustrated has a recipe for glazed brussel sprouts with chestnuts on their website. Sounds good to me.
    -Becca

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      Athena Nov 22, 2005 05:01 AM

      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.

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        merle Nov 22, 2005 07:59 AM

        yum - now the only trouble will be deciding which one to make!! Thanks.

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          zigzag Dec 23, 2006 01:24 PM

          Can someone please post the Cook's Illustrated recipe for glazed brussel sprouts with chestnuts? Please!!!

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