Perciatelli W. Roasted Chestnuts, Butternut Squash, Goat Cheese

Recipe by Kanzeda
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READY IN: 1hr 40mins
SERVES: 6-8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • 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.
  • Transfer to chestnut pan or rimmed baking pan.
  • Roast in the oven until the chestnuts are tender, about 35 minutes.
  • Turn the oven off.
  • Leaving the pan with the chestnuts in the oven, remover several at a time.
  • Working quickly, place one chestnut in a towel and holding both, peel the chestnut while still hot.
  • Immediately remove and discard the shells and inner skin.
  • Break into halves or quarters; set the chestnuts aside.
  • Place a large pot of water over high heat.
  • In a large high sided sauté pan, melt butter and olive oil over medium heat.
  • Add the leeks and the garlic, and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 6 minutes.
  • Add chestnuts and squash, season with salt and pepper.
  • Cook until tender, 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Add vermouth and stock, raise heat to medium high and cook until liquid is reduces by little more than half, about 2 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, add salt and pasta to the large pot of boiling water, and cook until pasta is al dente, 8 to 10 minutes.
  • Drain the past and add it to the sauté pan along with half of the goat cheese, and toss to combine.
  • Transfer pasta mixture to a serving dish, and garnish with remaining goat cheese and basil leaves.
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