Have you planned your Thanksgiving menu yet? Do you have those go-to family favorites on the table each year? If you're in the mood for something new, try these elegant Cherry Balsamic Chestnuts. They're perfect along side your turkey or atop a lovely green salad. They're even more divine as a topping for vanilla bean ice cream and thinly sliced pears for an easy dessert.
Cherry Balsamic Chestnuts
2-3 TB unsalted butter
16 oz vacuum-packed roasted chestnuts, peeled
2 TB balsamic vinegar
1 TB cherry juice
salt and pepper, to taste
Melt butter in sauté pan. Add the chestnuts and toss to coat and heat through, about 2 minutes. Add vinegar and cherry juice and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until reduced to a glaze, 3 minutes or so. Season with salt and pepper and serve hot.
You can find vacuum packed chestnuts in many places this time of year. I often find them at World Market, Whole Foods, and even the Commissary this year! Also, feel free to use any flavored balsamic for this recipe. Maybe even some orange zest at the end!
For Day 9 of my 30 Days of Thankfulness, I'm thankful for my dear blog readers who keep coming back. I hope you like the food I prepare and enjoy the blogger friendships I make along the way.
Hope you have a wonderful weekend!