Sweet chestnut soup

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One of my favorite recipes in the app. I make it for my family every Christmas.

 

Difficulty: Easy

Time: 40 min. preparation time, 0 min. baking time

Nutrition: Calories ca 322 / Protein 3g / Carbohydr. 31g / Fat 19g

Ingredients (4 servings)

50 gsugar
80 mlwhite wine
100 gchestnuts (pre-cooked, peeled)
3 sprigsmarjoram
2onions
200 gparsnip
800 mlvegetable broth
200 mlwhipping cream
salt
vegetable oil for frying

Utensils

frying pan, large saucepan, hand blender, cooking spoon, cutting board, knife

Wine Tip

Chardonnay, California
A chardonnay from the Russian River Valley, aged in French oak barrels, works beautifully with this dish. Both possess a subtle creaminess and the chardonnay’s gentle apple notes leaves the palate feeling refreshed and clean.

Step 1

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In a frying pan, sauté sugar over medium-high heat for approx. 1 – 2 min. and deglaze with white wine.

frying pan

50 g sugar / 80 ml white wine

Step 2

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Add chestnuts to frying pan and continue to cook for an additional 3 – 5 min.

100 g chestnuts

Step 3

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Add marjoram to pan and continue to cook for an additional 1 – 2 min. Remove from heat, drain liquid, and set chestnuts aside. Discard marjoram.

3 sprigs marjoram

Step 4

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Roughly dice onion. Cut parsnip into medallions.

cutting board, knife

2 onions / 200 g parsnip

Step 5

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In a large saucepan, sauté onions in some vegetable oil for approx. 3 – 5 min. until translucent. Add parsnips and chestnuts.

large saucepan, cooking spoon

vegetable oil for frying

Step 6

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Add vegetable broth to pan and stir well to incorporate. Allow to cook for approx. 10 – 15 min.

800 ml vegetable broth

Step 7

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Add cream to pan and stir well to incorporate.

200 ml whipping cream

Step 8

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Using a hand blender, puree soup for approx. 1 – 2 min. until smooth. Season to taste with salt and serve hot. Enjoy!

hand blender

salt