Recipe: Glazed Chestnuts

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A simple yet striking accompaniment to adorn the festive turkey; best served when not serving a chestnut stuffing


  • 1lb. (450g) fresh chestnuts
  • 2 oz. (50g) butter
  • salt and pepper
  • stock
  • Cooking Instructions:

    1. Put the chestnuts into a saucepan and cover with cold water
    2. Bring to the boil, peel off both layers of skin while the chestnuts are still hot, return to the pan and re-boil
    3. Drain off the water then slowly cook the chestnuts in stock for 30-40 minutes or until tender
    4. Drain and season with salt and pepper
    5. Put the butter into a pan and melt over a gentle heat
    6. Add the chestnuts and heat, turning occasionally, until brown and glazed


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