Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Caramelized Onions, Chestnuts with Roasted Brussel Sprouts

This dish was made for a friend's pre-thanksgiving feast. You should make this for your feast if you celebrate such things, if not, find another way to enjoy this dish. You might want to half the recipe it's just you.

Brussel Sprouts with caramelized onions and roasted chestnuts:
2 rods of brussel sprouts, de-rodded.
1 large onion
1 pound chestnuts
4 cloves garlic.
Earth Balance
Olive oil
Salt and pepper

Simple recipe:
Add roasted chestnuts, garlic and caramelized onions to sliced brussel sprouts and roast as normal.

Cut the onion in half and slice into 1/4"-1/2" slices. Cut into half if you'd like.
Melt 2-3 tablespoons of earth balance in a a frying pan on medium-low heat and add onions. Cover for 5-10 minutes until the onions are sweating. Heat uncovered until they are caramelized. Add 1 tablespoon on brown sugar when they are done and cook for a few more minutes until the sugar is dissolved.
Take the sprouts off the rod, clean, take off damaged leaves and cut in half.
Dice garlic.
Drizzle the sprouts with olive oil and throw in the diced garlic.
Cut an x into each of the chestnuts and roast in the oven for 20-30 minutes at 400F. Husk and cut in half.
Roast the brussel sprouts and garlic at 425F for 15 minutes.
Remove from the oven and throw in the caramelized onions and chestnuts.
Return to the oven and roast another 15 minutes.
Serve warm.

The nutty flavor of the roasted sprouts adds beautifully to the sweet chestnut and sweet onions. I am salivating just writing this. I can't wait to take more!


susie said...

Oh my god! YOU brought that!
I had never had a chestnut in my life before, and I bit into one, and I was all like "whoa! what in the world is THIS!?" and StrawberryMaeve was like "its a chestnut!" and then I was in awe. It was really really good, and probably the most amazing thing to ever happen to me.

So thanks, Webly!

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

Mmm, brussel sprouts!

Michelle said...

They were so good! Thanks for bringing them!!!

VeggieGirl said...

as a true brussels sprouts enthusiast, I must say that this recipe (and that photograph) looks truly fabulous - perfect for the holidays!

Webly said...

Thanks Susie. I am glad you liked them. I had a bad experience with chestnuts last year but I am glad I gave them another go.
I am so flattered.

Thanks everyone.

K.E.N. said...

the brussel sprouts and chestnuts were so good! i think that was the first time i've had chestnuts.

Vegan_Noodle said...

I'm making this tonight!! Thanks for the recipe :-)