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Expert Recipe For Brussels Sprouts With Chestnuts

Expert Brussels Sprouts With Chestnuts

Expert Brussels Sprouts With Chestnuts

From Martha Stewart Living


  1. 3/4 pound fresh chestnuts
    2 tablespoons unsalted butter
    1 tablespoon olive oil
    2 pounds brussels sprouts, trimmed and cut in half
    Salt and freshly ground black pepper
    1/2 cup cider vinegar
    1/4 cup sugar
    1/4 cup homemade turkey stock, or low-sodium canned, skimmed of fat


  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees. Using a paring knife or a chestnut knife, cut a large X into the shell of each chestnut on one side. Arrange on a baking pan in a single layer, cut side up. Roast until flesh is tender, 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from oven. Immediately remove and discard shells, keeping chestnuts whole if possible. Set chestnuts aside.
  2. Melt butter and oil in a large saute pan set over medium-high heat. Add brussels sprouts; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until golden, 16 to 18 minutes.
  3. Add roasted chestnuts. Cook, gently stirring occasionally, until brussels sprouts are tender and spotted deep brown, 20 to 25 minutes.
  4. Add vinegar, sugar, and turkey stock. Cook, stirring occasionally, until liquid has been reduced to a syrup, 4 to 5 minutes. Transfer to a serving dish, and serve.

Makes 8 servings.

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