Stir-frying is a quick method of cooking that retains many of the vitamins and minerals that may be lost during boiling. This is a great way to cook Brussels sprouts and cabbage, sure to tempt even the most reluctant eaters of greens. If liked, serve with wholemeal or seeded rolls.
For a vegetarian dish, replace the bacon with 250g cubed smoked tofu, adding it with the chestnuts and without frying first. * Use fresh chestnuts if available. To prepare, score a cross in the base of each chestnut with a small, sharp knife. Cook in a pan of boiling water for 7 minutes, remove using a draining spoon, then when cool enough to handle, peel off the shell and inner skin. Return to the pan of boiling water and simmer for 10–12 minutes until tender.
Lovely dish - I very finely chopped the cabbage and left it a little crunchy. - 15 Dec 2012