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Hearty, Warming Chestnut Soup Recipe

The taste of Christmas in Bowl.  This soup can be lived up by the additional of the Marsala wine which adds a lovely richness.  A prefect for a winter lunch will leave you warmed and satisfied all afternoon.

Serves 8
  • 500gm chestnuts (pre-packed cooked and peeled)
  • 25gm butter
  • 1 carrot, chopped
  • 1 parsnip , chopped
  • 1 celeriac , chopped
  • 1 ltr good quality chicken stock
  • 100 mls of Marsala (optional)
  • 1 pinch freshly grated nutmeg
  • 8tsp half fat crème fraiche
  • Handful chopped parsley

Slowly sauté the carrot, parsnip and celeriac in the butter, cook for about 5 mins until soft but not brown.

Add the chestnuts, stock and Marsala is using and cook for 15 mins.

Grate in the fresh nutmeg

Allow to cool for a few mins then transfer to a blender and blitz until smooth.  You may want to do this in batches

Return to the pan and check the seasoning

Serve warm, topped with a tsp of crème fraiche and a sprinkle of chopped parsley

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