RAODY RECIPES-logo-black.png

Welcome to my recipe blog! I document my adventures in the kitchen, my love for food, and my journey back to health through healthy cooking. Hope you have a nice stay!

Roasted Chestnuts (Two Ways: Spiced Maple Vanilla Butter & Chili Lemon Butter)

Roasted Chestnuts (Two Ways: Spiced Maple Vanilla Butter & Chili Lemon Butter)

Ingredients for Chili Lemon Butter Roasted Chestnuts:

  • 1/4 lb of raw chestnuts

  • 3 tbsp grassfed butter

  • 1/2 tsp cayenne or red chili powder

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 2 tsps lemon juice

Ingredients for Spiced Maple Vanilla Butter Roasted Chestnuts:

  • 1/4 lb of raw chestnuts

  • 3 tbsp grassfed butter

  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • 1 tbsp maple syrup

  • 1/4 tsp salt

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 F.

  2. Using a sharp paring knife (I bought a chestnut knife on amazon!), make an X-shaped cut or straight cut on the round side of each chestnut. Make sure it cuts through the inner part of the skin. This will prevent the chestnuts from exploding in the oven from the heat!

  3. Prepare the chili lemon butter and maple vanilla butter. Combine all ingredients for each butter listed above in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 30-60 seconds or until completely melted. Alternatively, place in a shallow small pot on the stove and stir until melted. Set aside for a few minutes.

  4. Place chestnuts in a pot of water. Bring pot of water to a boil. As soon as water begins to boil, remove the chestnuts and dry them.

  5. Place chestnuts on a parchment paper lined baking sheet, ensuring that they are cut side up. Drizzle a little bit of the butter on each set of chestnuts (do not use the whole thing). Place in oven and bake for 15-20 minutes or until chestnuts have opened. Try one and make sure chestnuts are tender and cooked fully. If not, place in oven for another few minutes.

  6. Remove from oven once cooked and tender. Get a clean towel and place chestnuts in the towel, and wrap them fully. Let them sit for 10-15 minutes.

  7. Remove the towel after 10-15 minutes and begin removing the chestnuts from their shells. Pour the rest of the butter on the chestnuts in a mixing bowl and toss well.

  8. Adjust seasonings as needed.

  9. Serve and enjoy!

Instant Pot Creamy Indian Style Chili (Two Ways: Chicken & Chickpea!)

Instant Pot Creamy Indian Style Chili (Two Ways: Chicken & Chickpea!)

Strawberry Ginger Chili Jam

Strawberry Ginger Chili Jam