Creamed sprouts with chestnuts

Creamed sprouts with chestnuts

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 25 mins

Easy

Serves 6 - 8
Double cream, nutmeg and chestnuts make a luscious addition to traditional Brussels sprouts - just watch this extra-ingulgent side dish disappear on Christmas Day

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving (8)

  • kcal321
  • fat25g
  • saturates14g
  • carbs16g
  • sugars7g
  • fibre7g
  • protein5g
  • salt0.5g
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Ingredients

  • 900g Brussels sprouts, trimmed
    Brussels sprouts

    Brussels sprouts

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    The quintessential Christmas dinner veg, Brussels sprouts are throught to have been cultivated…

  • 2 onions, finely chopped
    Onion

    Onion

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    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 2 tsp vegetable oil
  • 50g butter
    Butter

    Butter

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  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • ½ vegetable stock cube, crumbled
  • 250ml double cream
  • 1 tsp freshly grated nutmeg, plus extra to serve
    Nutmeg

    Nutmeg

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    One of the most useful of spices for both sweet and savoury

  • 200g vacuum-packed chestnuts, roughly chopped
    Chestnut

    Chestnut

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Method

  1. Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil, add the sprouts and cook for 3-4 mins until slightly tender. Drain and rinse under cold water.

  2. Meanwhile, very gently fry the onions in the oil and half the butter for about 10 mins until soft. Add the garlic and stock cube and cook for 2 mins, stirring, until everything is combined. Remove from the heat.

  3. Roughly chop the sprouts by hand or in a food processor, then stir them in with the onions and the rest of the butter, along with the double cream and nutmeg. Put back on the heat and cook until the cream is bubbling. Season to taste. Toss in the chestnuts and sprinkle over a little extra nutmeg to serve.

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catie74
22nd Dec, 2016
Nice enough but way too heavy to serve with an already substantial meal. I have always loved sprouts but we grew them at home ad this makes a huge difference. I love them simply steamed with a roast because I want to taste them, not cover them up. This recipe is nice served with a slice of Christmas ham over the festive period
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