Thursday, 15 January 2015

Brussels Sprouts with Chestnuts, Red Onion and Mushrooms GF SCD


This is a perfect Thanksgiving or Christmas side dish. Low in calories, Brussels Sprouts are packed with nutrients. High in Vitamins C and K, they also contain generous amounts of Vitamin A, Vitamin B6, folate, potassium and manganese. The perfect flavour combination of the chestnuts and mushrooms and the sweetness of the red onion when combined with these wondrous little green vegetables creates a dish which isn't just OTT healthy, it's fabulously tasty too.


This recipe will serve 4 people as a side dish but the ingredient amounts are really just a guideline, don't worry if you don't have the exact quantities. I used frozen chestnuts in this recipe which I cooked first but over the holiday period we used these jars of St Dalfour Whole Chestnuts which are already cooked and beautifully sweet.


Brussels Sprouts with Chestnuts, Red Onions and Mushrooms GF SCD

500 g brussels sprouts trimmed
200 - 250 g cooked chestnuts 
200 - 250 g mushrooms washed and chopped
2 medium red onions 
1 - 2 cloves garlic crushed
½ - 1 tblsp honey or other liquid sweetener such as maple syrup (not SCD)
nutmeg (optional)
freshly ground sea salt & black pepper
extra virgin olive oil
fresh parsley to garnish

  • Heat a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil in a deep frying pan.
  • Slice the red onion, tip into the pan and fry for a few minutes until translucent.
  • Slice the trimmed brussels sprouts in half and add to the pan.
  • Add the garlic.
  • Over a medium to high heat, fry the sprouts until they start to brown.
  • Add the chopped mushrooms and cooked chestnuts.
  • Cook over a medium to high heat, stirring regularly, until the mushrooms are cooked.
  • Season with freshly ground sea salt and black pepper.
  • Stir in the honey or maple syrup, add a little more or less if you prefer.
  • Garnish with chopped fresh parsley and a sprinkling of nutmeg.
  • Serve hot.


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12 comments:

  1. Wow, that looks good, Vicky! Love that there's a major red onion factor. :-)

    Shirley

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    1. Thank you Shirley! You wouldn't believe how many onions we get through in a week, red being our preferred variety! How could we possibly manage without them?

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  2. I love the sound of this dish! I actually have some brussel sprouts left over from Christmas so I really should use them before they go off. I've not been very adventurous with sprouts yet... we usually just boil them or mash them in bubble & squeak x

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    1. Oh I adore bubble and squeak made with sprouts Sharon, it's our Boxing Day treat! You must try sprouts roasted or pan-fried, they're yum!

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  3. I'm definitely a lover of sprouts! They're one of my favourite parts of Christmas dinner :-) I made extra last year so I could make recipes with the leftovers... This sounds so so good, I kind of want this for breakfast right now haha!

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    1. Hi Aimee! Haha...we ate it for brunch one day - maybe it's the addition of the honey/maple syrup that makes it so addictive but it really is delicious! I love sprouts too and I'm getting to adore them pan fried instead of boiled and they're great roasted too! I always have frozen sprouts in the freezer but we tend to stop eating them in the run up to Christmas to make them more special on the day!

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  4. We love sprouts in our house too and my husband would adore this dish with the chestnuts as well! It really looks lovely, Vicky. I think delicious side dishes like this should be eaten all through the winter - it's a shame just to keep them for Christmas ;-) Thank you for sharing with us at the Hearth and Soul hop. Pinned and will tweet :-) x

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    1. Yes, I agree with you April - why save chestnuts just for Christmas when you can buy them all year round - and as for sprouts, I couldn't possibly save them just for Christmas! Thank you for sharing!

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  5. Great recipe! I am always looking for new ways to dress up brussels sprouts! ^_^ - www.domesticgeekgirl.com

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    1. Thanks Gingi! You must try pan frying them or roasting them if you haven't already - yum!!

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  6. What an inventive away to use brussel sprouts and chestnuts! I love sauteed red onions in the dish! This is a perfect Christmas side dish!

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    1. Yes, we love red onions too! We get through a huge bag every week! We ate this dish quite a few times over Christmas and didn't get tired of it at all which is why I had to share it.

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