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Chestnut Soup

The rich taste of chestnut in creamy soup
Prep Time7 hrs 45 mins
Cook Time30 mins
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Servings: 8
Calories: 360kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 oz. Bacon cooked, dice reserve fat
  • 2 tbsp Shallot mince, or 1 small onion
  • 2 each Carrot diced small
  • 2 each Ribs of Celery
  • 32 oz Chicken Stock
  • ½ cup Heavy Cream
  • 1 each Bay Leaf
  • ½ tsp. Thyme or 1 sprig fresh
  • tbsp Grated Nutmeg to taste to taste
  • tsp Salt to taste
  • tsp pepper
  • 1 ½ lbs Whole prepared shelled chestnuts
  • 3 oz. flour

Instructions

  • In stock pot sautee, shallot, carrot, celery in bacon fat. Add chestnuts, toast in pan, add flour. Cook until flour is toasted.
  • Add Stock, simmer for 30 minutes. Blend to smooth. Return to stove and add cream and spices. Simmer for 30 minutes. Adjust Seasonings and serve

Notes

Chestnuts are very firm, I found this soup is best if made the day before you want to eat it.  The flavors are fuller as well as the fact that if you use an immersion blender on this soup on 2nd day or food processor that the texture of the chestnut is less grainy
Nutrition Facts
Chestnut Soup
Amount Per Serving (6 0z)
Calories 360 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 33mg11%
Sodium 301mg13%
Potassium 594mg17%
Carbohydrates 51g17%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 315IU6%
Vitamin C 35mg42%
Calcium 35mg4%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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