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Would Mushrooms work as a replacement for pancetta in Thanksgiving Brussels Sprouts?

I've been asked to provide a vegetable for Thanksgiving at someone else's house. Usually I would go with Brussels Sprouts but the recipe I usually use calls for pancetta and chestnuts and the host is Jewish and keeping Kosher. I am thinking I can replace with mushrooms. Any thoughts?

asked by Practically Eating almost 5 years ago

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Monita
Monita

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added almost 5 years ago

That could work or you could use chestnuts

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Practically Eating
added almost 5 years ago

Actually, chestnuts are already in the mix... ;)

Kristen Miglore
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added almost 5 years ago

Sounds delicious. All that's missing is a little salt and fat (like olive oil), which you can add to taste.

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Greenstuff
Greenstuff

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added almost 5 years ago

If your Brussels sprouts are fresh, they don't need that flavor boost at all. Just the chestnuts sounds great to me. Mushrooms would just be an added bonus.

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Practically Eating
added almost 5 years ago

And who could argue with an added bonus? ;)