Thursday, 28 April 2011

Chestnut Soup Recipe

The Side Dish blog (the home of Side Dish, Salad, & Soup collection recipes) invites you to try Chestnut Soup recipe. Enjoy quick and easy soup recipes and learn how to make Chestnut Soup.

Prep: 20 mins  |  Cook: 30 mins
Serves: 16

Delightful soup made with chestnuts toasted in butter, chicken stock, vegetables and Madeira wine. You can substitute Marsala for the Madeira. Serve hot with a spoonful of soured cream and a light sprinkle of cayenne pepper. This soup can be made up to 2 days in advance.


125g butter, divided
4 (200g) packs cooked & peeled whole chestnuts
1 carrot, peeled and sliced
1 parsnip, peeled and chopped
1 celeriac, chopped
1.75L chicken stock
125ml Madeira wine
1 pinch ground nutmeg
salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
2 sprigs fresh parsley, chopped
1 pinch cayenne pepper, or to taste
4 tablespoons soured cream, for topping


1. In a heavy frying pan over medium heat, melt 60g of the butter. Saute the chestnuts in butter until heated through; set aside. Melt remaining butter in a large pot, and stir in the carrot, parsnip and celeriac. Cook until tender. Add the stock, chestnuts and wine. Bring to the boil and season with nutmeg, salt and pepper and fresh parsley. Simmer for 15 minutes. Puree the soup in a food processor or blender a little at a time.

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