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    Chestnut Soup

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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    1 hr 10 mins

    25 mins

    45 mins

    GinnyP's Note:

    This is a rich, spicy soup taken from "Pike Place Market Cookbook" which took it from "The Chestnut Cookbook" whose author is Annie Bhagwandin. Annie and her husband, Omroa, can be found selling their wares at "Northwest Chestnuts" at Pike Place Market. A portion of their profits goes toward the promotion of environmentally sound agriculture and ALL proceeds from "The Chestnut Cookbook" go toward the promotion of tree crops.

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    Ingredients:

    Serves: 6

    Yield:

    cups

    Units: US | Metric

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Mix purée and stock in a large saucepan, and cook for 30 minutes over medium to medium-high heat, stirring occasionally.
    2. 2
      Add nutmeg, cayenne, and cream, and stir well.
    3. 3
      Do not let soup boil once the cream has been added, or it might curdle.
    4. 4
      Serve in mugs, garnished with paprika and parsley.
    5. 5
      TO MAKE PURÉE: If chestnuts are fresh, cut an X in each one and then simmer in water to cover for 15 minutes or roast in the oven 15 to 20 minutes at 375°F.
    6. 6
      Peel chestnuts and purée, adding a bit of the stock if necessary.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on November 17, 2002

      55

      I made this as a test run for my Thanksgiving dinner, well... it made it, BIGTIME, I followed the recipe exactly and you could not ask for a more delicious, creamy, wonderful soup. This will be the first course on my table. Thanks so much for the recipe!

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    • on January 19, 2011

      45

      Very tasty. I chopped up the chestnuts into pea-sized pieces (my husband has an issue with foods' "texture"). We added a bit of Franks Hot Sauce which made it even tastier.

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    • on April 13, 2008

      45

      Rich is right. Without the cayenne and nutmeg it might have been a little bland -- but these gave it a nice touch. Thanks for helping me use a leftover package of chestnuts in a way I would never have thought of.

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    Nutritional Facts for Chestnut Soup

    Serving Size: 1 (199 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 195.6
     
    Calories from Fat 150
    76%
    Total Fat 16.6 g
    25%
    Saturated Fat 9.7 g
    48%
    Cholesterol 59.1 mg
    19%
    Sodium 243.9 mg
    10%
    Total Carbohydrate 6.8 g
    2%
    Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
    0%
    Sugars 2.6 g
    10%
    Protein 4.8 g
    9%

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    chestnut puree

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