Brussels Sprouts with Chestnuts

Side Dishes.

Brussels Sprouts with Chestnuts


Quantity Ingredients
1 lb fresh chestnuts
1 lb Brussel sprouts, stem ends removed
2 tsp olive oil
2 green onions, thinly sliced
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp rosemary
1 tsp grated lemon zest
2 tsp cold, unsalted butter


Step 1. Dried chestnuts, available in specialty shops, make a good stand-in for fresh. Cook them in boiling water until tender and proceed with the recipe starting with Step 2. If you like, you may substitute frozen Brussels sprouts for the fresh. Make an �X� with a paring knife in the trimmed end of each sprout to ensure the centers are tender. 1. With sharp paring knife, cut an �X� into flat side of each chestnut. In large saucepan of boiling water, cook chestnuts 15 minutes until tender; drain. When cool enough to handle, peel and quarter chestnuts. 2. Meanwhile, in steam, steam Brussels sprouts 7 minutes until tender; drain well. 3. In large skillet, heat oil over low heat. Add green onions and garlic and cook 2 minutes until green onions are tender. Stir in chestnuts, Brussels sprouts, salt, and rosemary and cook until chestnuts and Brussels sprouts are piping hot. 4. Add lemon zest and � cup water and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and swirl in butter. Makes 4 servings. Nutrition Information per serving: 331 calories, 7.4g total fat, 2.1g saturated fat, 13g dietary fiber, 6g protein, 63g carbohydrate, 5mg cholesterol, 321mg sodium.