Free Healthy Recipe - Braised Brussels Sprouts with Roasted Chestnuts

Dairy free, Gluten free, Low carbohydrate, Wheat Free

People seem to either love Brussels sprouts or hate them. But, as they are known to help reduce the risk of cancer (particularly colon cancer) it's worth trying to become at least ambivalent to these pretty little veggies. Served with roast chestnuts (rich in Vitamin C, fibre, B6 and folate) and sautéed in garlic, this dish is delicious, and extremely nutrient rich.

8 whole chestnuts
2 cloves garlic, sliced finely
2 tbsp olive oil

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
Make an incision in each chestnut and roast them in the oven for 20 minutes. Remove them from the heat and wrap in a tea towel. Peel each chestnut while it's still hot and cut into slices approx 5 mm thick.

Steam the brussel sprouts until they are tender, approx 10 minutes. While the sprouts are cooking, heat the olive oil and cook the garlic and chestnuts for approx 2 - 3 minutes until the garlic is golden.
Toss the garlic and chestnuts through the sprouts and season.

Note: always pierce chestnuts before roasting them otherwise they will explode in the oven and continue to explode when you pull them out. At best it'll make a terrible mess, at worst you could burn badly.

Makes 6 servings

Scale recipe to serves

Prep Time: 25 mins
Cooking Time: 10 mins
Ready in: 35 mins

Suitable for:
Dinner, Side Dish
See also:
Roast Turkey Breast with Oatmeal and Sage stuffing
Spicy Red Cabbage with Cranberries
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Nutritional Information - Per Serve
Kj 589 kj
Calories 141 kcal
Fat 6.9 g
Saturated Fat 0.9 g
Total Carbohydrate 9 g
Total Protein 6.8 g
Fibre 8 g

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