Todd English's simple and tasty chestnut risotto

Celebrity chef Todd English, Executive Chef and owner of Olives restaurant, shares his favorite simple recipe — a delicious winter treat of chestnut risotto, a great dish you can eat alone as an entree or you can change it up by adding a veggie, meat or fish.

Chestnut Risotto

Ingredients

    • 1 1/2 cups of peeled fresh or canned chestnuts (about one lb)
    • 1 Spanish Onion, minced
    • 1/2 cup heavy cream
    • 8 1/2 cups of chicken Broth
    • 1/4 cup of maple syrup
    • 1 tsp. of fresh thyme leaves
    • 2 cups of aborio rice
    • 1 cup of dry white wine
    • 2 tbs. of unsalted butter, at room temperature
    • 1 tsp of salt
    • 1/2 tsp of pepper
  • Chestnut garnish

    • 1 tbs. of unsalted butter
    • 1/2 cup of fresh or canned chestnuts thinly sliced
    • 1/4 cup of grated parmesan cheese
    • 1/4 cup of finely chopped scallions
    • 1 orange, peeled and separated into segments
    • 2 tbs of chopped flat leafed parsley

Preparation

Baking Directions:

Scallops with Chestnuts and Oranges Recipe
Servings:

Serves 4

Ingredients

    • 1/4 cup of chestnut flour
    • 1 tsp kosher salt
    • 1/4 tsp of pepper
    • 1 lb of bay scallops
    • 1 tbs of olive oil
    • 1 tsp of unsalted butter
    • 8 fresh or canned chestnuts
    • 1 tbs of chopped flat leaf parsley
    • 1/2 cup of fresh orange juice
    • 1/2 cup of chicken broth
    • 1 orange, peeled and divided into segments and cut from membranes

Preparation

Baking Directions:

Prosciutto Wrapped Pork Tenderloin

Ingredients

    • 3 lbs pork tenderloin
    • 1/2 lb thinly sliced prosciutto
    • 1 head savoy cabbage (quartered, cored and sliced into quarter inch strips)
    • 1/2 lb dehydrated apple, finely diced
    • 1 each shallot, minced
    • 1 bunch chive (1/2 chopped, 1/2 battoned for garnish)
    • 7 T olive oil.
    • juice of 1 lemon

Preparation

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About Todd English
Todd English is the chef and owner of his flagship restaurant, Olives, located in Charlestown, Massachusetts, and star of "Cooking With Todd English."


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