12 December 2005

Yule Chestnut Soup

Here's another Yule recipe I found, more of a savoury one to go with all the sweets

Ingredients:
1 large onion
2oz butter
1 lb. chestnuts
1 potato
4 sticks of celery
2.5 Pts of veg stock
0.05 oz plain flour
2 tbs. sherry
0.05 pts single cream
small clove garlic
salt and black pepper to taste

Method:

Slit each chestnut shell with a sharp knife and add them to a pan of water. Bring to the boil and simmer for 30 mins. Drain the chestnuts and allow to cool. Remove the shells and rub off the brown skins from the nuts. Prepare and chop all the veg and add herbs to taste. Melt butter in a pan, and soften the onions and the garlic. Pour the stock into the pan and the add the chestnuts and other veg. Simmer for approx 15 mins or until the chestnuts are soft. Cool and then blend in a food processor. Season with salt and pepper to taste and then return to the heat and gently warm, stirring in the cream and sherry. DO NOT BOIL! Serve with fresh crusty wholemeal bread and a sprinkle with parsley.

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1 comment:

Very_Vera said...

I am always up for a new soup recipe!
Thanks
Vera