Brussels Sprouts with Chestnuts and Honey Mustard Dressing
Created by April Bloomfield of The Spotted Pig
"I love Brussels sprouts," says April Bloomfield, "especially these, which are cooked in plenty of butter so they get nice and caramelized." Spoon a light honey mustard dressing over them for a sweet and savory finish.
Servings: Serves 8
Ingredients
  • 3 lemons
  • 1 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons chestnut honey
  • 1 tablespoon whole grain mustard
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves , chopped
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 pound fresh chestnuts
  • 2 containers (10 ounces each) fresh Brussels sprouts , trimmed
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
Directions
To make dressing: In a small saucepan, cover 1 lemon with water. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer until soft, about 1 hour, turning lemon occasionally. Remove lemon and let cool. Cut lemon in half and with a teaspoon scrape out pulp, leaving just the peel; finely chop peel. Squeeze 4 tablespoons juice from remaining 2 lemons. In a bowl, mix lemon peel, juice, olive oil, Dijon mustard, honey, whole grain mustard, thyme, salt and pepper. Whisk to combine.

To prepare vegetables: With a paring knife, cut an X in flat side of each chestnut shell. In a saucepan, cover chestnuts with water and bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer until tender, about 15 minutes. Drain chestnuts. When cool enough to handle but still warm, peel chestnuts.

With tip of paring knife, make a shallow X in bottom of each Brussels sprout. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add Brussels sprouts and cook until tender, about 6 minutes. Drain and run under cold water until cool.

In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add chestnuts and sprouts; season with salt and pepper to taste. Cook, turning occasionally with a spatula, until vegetables are browned, 15 to 20 minutes. With a slotted spoon, remove vegetables to a large serving platter. Whisk dressing and drizzle 1/4 cup over vegetables.

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