2 chopped shallots
2C. beef broth
3/4C. cooked, peeled, & chopped chestnuts
Sautee shallots in oil. Add beef broth & Madeira. Cook until reduced to 1 cup. Stir in chestnuts. Serve with one pound beef or game.
I have never made this but ran across it & thought I'd post it. My guess as far as the beef goes, it's talking about a roast.
To roast chestnuts...Cut a small slit in the flat part of the shell to prevent the nuts from exploding. Place on a baking sheet & roast at 400F for 10 minutes(for peeling only) or 20 minutes to cook them all the wat through). Using a kitchen towel or oven mitts, remove & discard shells & inner brown skins while the nuts are still hot. (If you let them cool, they are harder to peel) Chop or use as desired.
From Brillint Food Tips & Cooking Tricks by David Joachim
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