Roasted Chestnuts

I just love chestnuts…. so it’s no wonder I can hardly wait for their season every year!
The season begins with the celebration of São Martinho in November and extends into Christmas and New Year!
The way that I prepare them is the same way my dad taught me.  It’s very simple and of course, very delicious! It’s a combination of boiling then roasting…



Preheat oven at 350 *F.
1. Rinse and cut a deep x or — across the of nut. Add them to saucepan and cover them with water. Bring to a boil for about 15-20 min.
*you can add salt to your water, but that’s optional

2. Drain them and place them on baking tray or cast iron skillet that has some coarse kosher salt on the bottom and roast them in the oven for 30 min.
3. Peel the hard shells and enjoy the chestnuts with a nice glass of Port wine!*Make sure to peel the chestnuts while still warm… it becomes harder to peel once they cool off.

If they get too hard, you can always place them back in the oven for 10 minutes.
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