Barley with Brussels sprouts and chestnuts

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Appears in
Winter Food

By Jill Norman

Published 2005

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Barley is a cold climate crop and one of the earliest cultivated grains. It has a nutty flavour and slightly chewy texture and makes a warming, satisfying dish when combined with winter vegetables. Instead of the sprouts used here, try carrots, parsnips or pumpkin, or replace the chestnuts with 100g of lightly fried pine nuts or flaked almonds for the last 10 minutes of cooking time.