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Dec 3, 2013

Recipe: Brussels sprouts with chestnuts & bacon

By: Claire Stubbs

Recipe: Brussels sprouts with chestnuts & bacon Author: Style At Home

Recipes
Dec 3, 2013

Recipe: Brussels sprouts with chestnuts & bacon

By: Claire Stubbs
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Ingredients
  • 2 lbs Brussels sprouts
  • 6 thick slices double-smoked bacon, diced
  • 1 cup chestnuts, fresh roasted or vacuum packed
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsp sherry vinegar
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper

Directions
1 Trim the core end from each of the Brussels sprouts and cut in half horizontally. Lay the sprouts cut-side down on a cutting board and slice the leafy top portions into ¼" slices, separating the heads into leafy ribbons.

2 Discard the small cores. Soak the leaves in a large bowl of cold water to remove any grit. Cook the bacon in a large sauté pan until crisp and golden, about 7 to 8 minutes.

3 Drain off most of the fat. Add the chestnuts and heat through. Keep warm over low heat. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook the Brussels sprouts for 1 to 2 minutes, until bright green yet still crisp.

4 Drain the Brussels sprouts in a colander and steam dry for 1 minute, shaking off the extra water. Add the Brussels sprouts, butter and sherry vinegar to the bacon and chestnuts; toss to combine. Season with the salt and pepper and serve immediately.
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Recipe: Brussels sprouts with chestnuts & bacon