Chestnut is one of the nuts that is associated with winter. The steaming plate of a nourishing chestnut soup is a real treat on chilly winter days...
Ingredients: 2 tablespoons olive oil
1 large onion, thinly sliced
2 cloves garlic, crushed
500g fresh chestnuts, peeled
1 celery sprig, finely chopped
1 carrot, scraped and sliced in rounds
1/4 cup finely chopped parsley
4 cups water
4 tablespoons chicken stock powder (may be parve)
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 tablespoons cherry liquer
6 tablespoons cream
Directions: 1. In a large saucepan melt the butter and saute onion and garlic until golden-brown. Add chestnuts and celery, fry for additional 2-3 minutes.
2. Add carrots, chopped parsley, 4 tablespoons of chicken soup powder mixed in 4 cups of water and bring to boil. Partially cover and simmer gently for about 45 minutes.
3. Remove from flames and add liquer and cream. Transfer to a food processor and process until smooth. Serve hot.