Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Chestnuts
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Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Use either fresh or jarred chestnuts to prepare this autumnal dish, which is the perfect accompaniment to roast turkey or pork. Bits of bacon lend a crispy texture and pleasingly salty flavor.
- 6 oz. bacon, diced
- 5 shallots, minced
- 4 lb. brussels sprouts, halved lengthwise
- 1 cup roughly chopped roasted and peeled
chestnuts (fresh or jarred)
- 2 Tbs. chopped fresh thyme
- Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
Wine PairingThis pairs well with juicy, medium-bodied red wines like the Josep Grau Vespres, Montsant from our Wine Club.
Directions:Preheat an oven to 425ºF.
In a large roasting pan or ovenproof sauté pan over medium heat, cook the bacon until crisp, 5 to 8 minutes. Add the shallots and cook until soft, about 2 minutes. Increase the heat to medium-high, add the brussels sprouts, chestnuts, thyme, salt and pepper and stir well.
Transfer the pan to the oven and roast for 15 minutes, then stir the ingredients. Continue roasting until the brussels sprouts are tender, about 10 minutes more. Transfer to a serving dish and serve immediately. Serves 6.