400g fresh chestnuts
2-3 sprigs of rosemary
1 knob unsalted butter
1 teaspoon sea salt
Cracked black pepper


To make these delicious Rosemary Sea Salt Roasted Chestnuts, begin by lighting a fire in your firepit and positioning the cooking grill. Pre-heat a cast iron skillet.

Carefully score a deep ‘X’ through the shell on the rounded side of the chestnut with a sharp knife.

Soak the chestnuts in boiling water for 1 minute. Then, drain the chestnuts, pat them dry and place them in a bowl with the rest of the ingredients. Mix until the chestnuts are well coated in sea salt and rosemary.

Next, put the chestnuts on the pre-heated cast iron skillet and roast until the skins begin to blister and curl up. This should take around 30-45 minutes for the chestnuts to cook through. In the meantime, sit back, enjoy the warmth of the fire and have a potter in your outdoor space!

When cooked, serve the chestnuts in a large bowl and scrape the skillet for leftover rosemary and sea salt. Season to taste and toss again. Serve the chestnuts peeled or with the skin still intact.

TIP! The best thing about this recipe is that you can add any of your favourite spices and seasonings. Try adding nutmeg and cracked black pepper for more flavour. These extra flavours will complement the taste of the rosemary sea salt roasted chestnuts – perfect hungry guests!