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Chestnut Soup

Chestnut Soup

  • Prep

    20 m
  • Cook

    30 m
  • Ready In

    50 m
Laurie Tarasiewicz

Laurie Tarasiewicz

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 sour cream and a light sprinkle of cayenne pepper. This soup can be made up to 2 days in advance.

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  • Calories:
  • 193 kcal
  • 10%
  • Fat:
  • 7.6 g
  • 12%
  • Carbs:
  • 28g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 2 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 17 mg
  • 6%
  • Sodium:
  • 398 mg
  • 16%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Directions

  1. In a heavy skillet over medium heat, melt 1/4 cup of 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 celery root. Cook until tender. Add the stock, chestnuts and wine. Bring to a 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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MARY PHARR
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MARY PHARR

12/22/2003

This soup is absolutely delicious! I checked to see if Ms Tarasiewicz has any other recipes & she doesn't! I just know you are going to be the next Martha Stewart!

SaladQueen
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SaladQueen

11/26/2008

So good I don't know if I can wait until tomorrow (Thanksgiving) to serve it. Sweet and nutty - unbelievable. Used Minerve brand chestnuts (Whole Foods) because they were highly rated in our newspaper food section. One thing I did differently was to add the wine to the vegetables, to finish them and to cook off some of the alcohol, before adding vegetable stock and the chestnuts. I think the garnishes (sour cream, cayenne, perhaps some parsley) can help the eye appeal, although I don't mind it.

Mary
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Mary

1/16/2008

This was a really wonderful recipe. I made it over the holidays for my husband and company and it was a big success. Also enjoyed using a couple of ingredients I hadn't tried before. This may turn out to be my annual holiday soup.

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