Created by: HeatherFeather
Created on December 27, 2012
Chestnut & Bacon Brussels Sprouts
"My version of a recipe I found in BBC Good Food Magazine. This is my scaled down version, with measurements adapted as well for American kitchens. These look lovely on a holiday table and go great with roast chicken or turkey. I have tried these using water and also using the Marsala, both ways taste good, but the Marsala does taste a bit better."
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Prep Time: 15mPT15M
Cook Time: 45mPT45M
- 1 pound fresh raw Brussels sprouts, trimmed, de-stemmed
- 1 cup vacuum packed chestnuts
- 6 strips streaky bacon, chopped
- 2 tablespoons water or Marsala wine, to taste
- 2 to 3 tablespoons salted butter
- Salt, to taste
- Pepper, to taste
What You Will Need
No special items needed.
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil, then add the raw brussels sprouts and blanch for 5 minutes; they should still be bright green and only partly cooked.
Drain and rinse well under cold water until sprouts are cool to the touch and set aside for now.
In a large skillet, fry the bacon pieces over medium - med/high heat, stirring often, approximately 10 minutes, until crispy; remove bacon with a slotted spoon and let rest on paper towel lined plate.
In the bacon drippings, over med/high heat, saute the chestnuts until they begin to brown up, about 5 minutes; use a slotted spoon to remove to the paper towel lined plate with the bacon.
Add the sprouts to the same pan, along with a splash of cold water or Marsala (about 2 Tbsp), stir, cover, and cook over medium - med/high heat until tender, about 5-10 minutes (longer if you like them very soft, but they will lose their bright color), stirring once or twice (or just shaking the lidded pan).
Remove the lid, toss in the bacon and chestnuts, as well as a couple of Tbsp of butter (as much or as little as you prefer), generously seasoning to taste with salt and pepper; let cook another 2-3 minutes until the butter has fully melted and everything is coated evenly.
- Serving Size: 1 (239 g)
- Calories 206
- Total Fat - 11.4 g
- Saturated Fat - 4.7 g
- Cholesterol - 58.6 mg
- Sodium - 469.6 mg
- Total Carbohydrate - 9.6 g
- Dietary Fiber - 2.2 g
- Sugars - 3.9 g
- Protein - 17.7 g
- Calcium - 30.1 mg
- Iron - 2.4 mg
- Vitamin C - 74.3 mg
- Thiamin - 0.2 mg