Perciatelli W. Roasted Chestnuts, Butternut Squash, Goat Cheese

Total Time
1hr 40mins
Prep 1 hr
Cook 40 mins

Perciatelli is a thick, hollow spaghetti shapes pasta, bucatini, linguine, or spaghetti can also be used. This is a wonderful chestnut recipe from Martha Stewart Living,

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Using a chestnut knife or a small paring knife, make an incision about 1/8 inch deep through the shell and into the flesh of each chestnut almost all of the way around the circumference of the nut.
  3. Transfer to chestnut pan or rimmed baking pan.
  4. Roast in the oven until the chestnuts are tender, about 35 minutes.
  5. Turn the oven off.
  6. Leaving the pan with the chestnuts in the oven, remover several at a time.
  7. Working quickly, place one chestnut in a towel and holding both, peel the chestnut while still hot.
  8. Immediately remove and discard the shells and inner skin.
  9. Break into halves or quarters; set the chestnuts aside.
  10. Place a large pot of water over high heat.
  11. In a large high sided sauté pan, melt butter and olive oil over medium heat.
  12. Add the leeks and the garlic, and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 6 minutes.
  13. Add chestnuts and squash, season with salt and pepper.
  14. Cook until tender, 15 to 20 minutes.
  15. Add vermouth and stock, raise heat to medium high and cook until liquid is reduces by little more than half, about 2 minutes.
  16. Meanwhile, add salt and pasta to the large pot of boiling water, and cook until pasta is al dente, 8 to 10 minutes.
  17. Drain the past and add it to the sauté pan along with half of the goat cheese, and toss to combine.
  18. Transfer pasta mixture to a serving dish, and garnish with remaining goat cheese and basil leaves.
Most Helpful

3 5

I looked forward to making this recipe for weeks in advance, but I was dissapointed :( First, 5 leeks was A LOT of leeks, so I used three large instead. I used approximately 15 fresh chestnuts, and I served all atop of linguine. The taste wasn't terrible, it just wasn't as delectable as I had anticipated.