Chestnuts are most commonly associated with the festive season and roasting on an open fire, but there is so much more that can be done with thisnut in a number of chestnut recipes.
With their sweet, earthy flavour, chestnuts are a perfect complement to a wide variety of ingredients, including everything from fruit and vegetables, to chocolate and meat. For instance, a chocolate and chestnut cake is heavenly, while no one can resist a creamy risotto sprinkled with smoked chestnut flour.
Chestnut season is brief but don’t panic, chestnuts needn't just be enjoyed fresh from their prickly casing. In fact they can found whole and peeled in cans or vacuum packed, dried, pureed or in powder. Just remember that fresh chestnuts must always be cooked prior to eating.
Many of these chestnut recipes below call for fresh chestnuts that are roasted or boiled prior to further inclusion in the recipe.
Tasty Chestnut Recipes for Fall
Roast Wild Boar with Chestnuts
Chestnuts and roasts are meant to go together.
After pre-boiling the chestnuts they are placed around roasted boar in this comforting autumnal dish. Get the recipe.
Pumpkin with Chestnuts and Onions
Pumpkin, chestnuts, thyme and onions are fried up together in this tasty fall side dish.
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