Braised Chestnuts

Summary

Yield
Servings
Prep time45 minutes
RegionFrance

Description

Chestnuts Braised in Beef Stock and Red WineThis easy and delicious Burgundy-style recipe is no trouble at all to prepare. The chestnuts can come from a jar, so it's just a matter of adding stock and wine and braising for a while.

The dish is a fine accompaniment for beef or some savory roast pork dishes, and it is a classic accompaniment for roast goose. 

Of course you could make this with fresh chestnuts, but the chestnuts in a jar work really well. You can get them at Whole Foods and sometimes at Trader Joe's and other high-end grocery stores. I get them at Ed Hyder's Mediterranean Marketplace in Worcester, or at Micucci's in Portland.

Ingredients

15 1⁄2ozChestnuts (whole, peeled, in a jar)
2TButter (Unsalted)
2cBeef Stock
1cDry Red Wine
1pnDried Thyme

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400
  2. Melt the butter in a heavy casserole, then gently roll the chestnuts in the butter.
  3. Add the stock, wine, and thyme.
  4. Cover and simmer for 40 minutes.
  5. Strain gently from the braising liquid and serve hot.
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