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Chestnuts

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Roast Pheasant with Chestnut Fennel Fricassee

Other Ideas:
Fennel, Main course, Pheasant
Ingredients
  • 2 cups fresh chestnuts
  • 3/4 cup wild rice
  • 1 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste
  • 1 pheasant (about 3 pounds)
  • 1/4 cup fresh rosemary, finely chopped, plus whole sprigs for garnish
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 6 shallots, 2 minced and 4 slivered lengthwise
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 fennel bulbs (about 8 ounces each), sliced thinly crosswise
  • 1 cup Homemade Chicken Stock, or canned low-sodium chicken broth, skimmed of fat
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Roasted Free-Range Turkey with Pear Chestnut Stuffing

Ingredients
  • 12 tablespoons (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter
  • 6 stalks celery, strings removed, cut into 1/4-inch dice
  • 2 large onions, cut into 1/4-inch dice
  • 1/4 cup fresh thyme leaves, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh sage, leaves
  • 1 tablespoon coarsely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1/2 pound roasted chestnuts, shelled and chopped
  • 27 stale slices white bread, (1 1/2 pounds), crusts removed and cut into 1/4-inch dice (about 8 cups), lightly toasted
  • 1 1/4 cups Homemade Turkey Stock Homemade Turkey Stock, or low-sodium canned chicken broth, skimmed of fat
  • 4 unripe Anjou pears, cored, peeled, and cut into 1/2-inch dice
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 free-range twelve- to fourteen-pound turkey
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Chestnut-Mushroom Soup

Ingredients
  • 1 pound fresh chestnuts
  • 6 ounces cremini mushrooms
  • 2 ounces shiitake mushrooms, stems removed
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, halved
  • 8 sprigs fresh thyme, plus leaves for garnish
  • 6 cups homemade or store-bought low-sodium chicken stock
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
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Chestnut and Fruit Stuffing with Patti LaBelle

Ingredients
  • 1 day-old baguette (about 12 ounces), torn into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 1/4 cups low-sodium canned chicken stock
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 2 large eggs
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 large onion, cut into 1/4-inch pieces
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 stalks celery, halved lengthwise, and sliced 1/4-inch thick
  • 2 tart crisp apples, such as Fuji or Granny Smith, peeled, cored, and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 6 ounces dried pears, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 24 pitted prunes
  • 12 roasted chestnuts, peeled and coarsely chopped
  • coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage
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Apple-Chestnut Stuffing

Ingredients
  • 2 cups chestnuts, 12 ounces in the shells, 8 ounces shelled
  • 1 loaf rustic Italian or French bread (about 1 pound)
  • 2 cups prunes, coarsely chopped (12 ounces)
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, plus more for baking dish
  • 1 large red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, cut into 1/4-inch dice
  • 2 green apples, cored, cut into B-inch dice
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 3 tablespoons freshly chopped sage
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
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Chestnut Stuffing

Ingredients
  • 12 slices white bread, crusts removed
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 small onion, diced into 1/4-inch pieces
  • 1 rib celery, diced into 1/4-inch pieces
  • 5 chicken livers
  • 10 chestnuts, blanched and peeled if fresh, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarsely chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons cognac
  • 1 bunch watercress, large stems removed, finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup Homemade Chicken Stock, or canned low-sodium chicken broth, skimmed of fat
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Braised Fennel with Chestnuts and Shallots

Other Ideas:
Fennel, Italian, Side dishes
Ingredients
  • 8 ounces fresh or frozen chestnuts, peeled
  • 6 fennel bulbs, or 12 baby fennel bulbs (about 6 pounds)
  • 15 small shallots
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 1/4 cups Homemade Chicken Stock Homemade Chicken Stock, or canned low-sodium chicken broth, skimmed of fat
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Lily's Chestnuts

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Cornbread Stuffing

Ingredients
  • 2 cups chestnuts
  • Cornbread
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons (1 1/4 sticks) unsalted butter, plus more, softened, for baking dish
  • 2 large onions, finely chopped
  • 1 cup finely chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped shallots
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 4 Gala apples, peeled, cored, and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh sage
  • 1 to 1 1/2 cups Turkey Stock or low-sodium store-bought chicken or vegetable broth
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