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Chestnuts on Toast with Soy Creamy Wine Sauce

This is a delicious, yet elegant breakfast or brunch recipe for the holidays. It’s very quick ad easy to make, yet presents very impressively. You could also cut the portions in half and serve it as an appetizer or first course of a holiday diner.

Chestnuts on Toast with Soy Creamy Wine Sauce

Serving Size: 4

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. vacuum packed chestnuts
  • 2-3 banana shallots
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1/2 cup wine
  • 3/4 cup soy cream or coconut cream
  • splash lemon juice
  • 2 handfuls minced parsley (divided)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 12-16 slices whole grain bread

Chestnuts on Toast with Soy Creamy Wine Sauce

Directions:

  1. Chop the shallots and mince the parsley.
  2. Heat the oil in a large frying pan and add the shallots.
  3. When the shallots have softened and become glassy, add 1/4 cup of wine.
  4. Add the chestnuts and be sure they separate form each other.
  5. Add the soy cream, turn down the heat so that it is a soft simmer.
  6. Add one handful of parsley and the splash of lemon juice.
  7. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  8. If the sauce is getting too thick, you can use the other 1/4 cup of wine to thin it out.
  9. Toast the slices of bread in a toaster.
  10. Serve the chestnuts on the toast garnished with a bit of parsley sprinkled on top.
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2 Responses to “Chestnuts on Toast with Soy Creamy Wine Sauce”

  1. Roxan says:

    Chestnuts always remind me of my mom, she loves those little suckers. This toast looks amazing. I’ve never heard of a banana shallot though!

  2. Chris says:

    Hi Roxan,
    Thank you for your comment. :-) This was really tasty! I think chestnuts are pretty amazing how they can be used for sweet recipes as well as savory. Banana shallots are the longish ones, not the little round ones. But it really doesn’t matter which ones you use. Any shallot will be good or spring onion or regular onions or a leek. The banana ones are easier to mince.

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