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Brussels Sprouts with Chestnuts Recipe   

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This is a traditional British Christmas  recipe using fresh Brussels Sprouts and seasonal chestnuts. This vegetarian version uses vegetable stock however extra flavour can be added by using chicken stock. If using frozen Brussels sprouts reduce the cooking time.


Serves  4      Hot   Vegetables  Nuts   Vegetarian   Christmas  Xmas Accompaniment   Gluten Wheat free   Eggless  England  British  Europe



275g/10oz Fresh Chestnuts

390ml/13fl.oz. Hot Fresh Vegetable Stock

450g/1  lb Brussels Sprouts


Grated Nutmeg

50g/2oz Butter



1. Using a sharp knife, carefully make a cut in each chestnut. Place them in a saucepan, cover with cold water, then bring to the boil and cook for 10 minutes.

2. Drain the chestnuts and remove the shells and thin inner skins. Return to the empty saucepan, add the stock, bring to the boil then simmer gently for 20 minutes until tender.

3. Meanwhile, bring a pan of lightly salted water to the boil. Remove any loose or damaged outer leaves from the Brussels sprouts and make a cross in the base of each with a sharp knife.

4. Add the sprouts to the pan of boiling water and cook for 10 minutes, or until tender. Drain and season with nutmeg. Drain the chestnuts.

5. Melt the butter in a saucepan then add the Brussels Sprouts and chestnuts, shaking the pan gently to thoroughly coat the vegetables. Serve immediately.

Traditionally served at Christmas or Easter

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Chop to To cut into pieces of approximately the same size.

Slice to -  To cut food, such as bread, meat, fish or vegetables, into flat pieces of varying thickness.

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Main equipment required to make this Recipe


Chopping Knife

Chopping Board


Wooden or Plastic Spoon

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