You’ll go nuts for the incredible flavor of Chestnut, Walnut, and Red Wine Loaf, a wonderful substitute for turkey on Thanksgiving or anytime.
Chestnut, Walnut and Red Wine Loaf

Chestnut, Walnut, and Red Wine Loaf
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Recipe type: Vegetarian
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4 to 6
  • 1 ounce butter
  • 1 onion; peeled and chopped
  • 1 celery stalk; finely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic; crushed
  • 12 ounces roughly mashed fresh - chestnuts
  • 12 ounces cashew nuts; grated
  • 4 ounces walnuts; grated
  • 1/2 Cup red wine or stock
  • 3 Tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 Tablespoon Brandy or lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon Hungarian paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon basil
  • salt and pepper
  • tomato slices
  • lemon slices
  • parsley sprigs
  1. Set oven to 375 degrees F, 190 degrees C Gas 5.
  2. Grease and line a 2 pound loaf pan with a long strip of waxed paper.
  3. Fry onion and celery in butter for 7 minutes then add the garlic and cool a further 3 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat and add remaining ingredients.
  5. Season well with salt and pepper.
  6. Turn mixture into waxed paper lined loaf pan.
  7. Cover with foil and bake for 1 hour. Remove foil and cook another 15 minutes until the loaf is firm in the centre.
  8. Remove loaf from the oven and allow to stand 3 to 4 minutes.
  9. Loosen the edges with a knife and turn loaf out onto a serving platter.
  10. Garnish with tomato, lemon and parsley.

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