Nutritional information for fresh chestnuts
Kuepper's Chestnut and Cranberry Pesto
Slice: In a small saucepan, boil 1 1/2 cup water. Add freeze-dried chestnut "Slices". Stir frequently while boiling until rehydrated and cooked, about 10 minutes. Liquid should be all absorbed.
Fresh or Frozen-peeled: in 1 cup water, boil 12 oz of fresh or frozen-peeled chestnuts. Cool chestnuts.
Place chestnuts and all other ingredients, except olive oil in a cusinart purée and stream in olive oil. Serve on a bed of hot pasta. Preparation time: 45 minutes. Serves 16.
Adapted from Chef Kevin Kueppers