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Sautéed Brussels Sprouts with Chestnuts

sauteed brussels sprouts with chestnuts

Sautéing Brussels sprouts brings out a caramel sweetness that goes perfectly with the delicate earthiness of chestnuts.

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  • 4-6Servings


  • 2 pounds Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup chestnuts, roughly chopped
  • ¼ cup chicken stock, vegetable broth or water
  • Salt and freshly-ground pepper to taste


1. Sauté Brussels sprouts in olive oil over medium high heat until the sprouts have browned slightly on all sides (about 8 to 10 minutes). Season lightly with salt and pepper at the start of cooking.

2. Lower heat to medium and add chestnuts, sauteeing for an additional 4 to 5 minutes. 

3. Add stock, broth or water and cook uncovered until the Brussel sprouts are just tender, about 4 minutes.

4. Taste and correct the seasoning with salt and pepper, if necessary.

Contributed by: Jay Eidelman

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