French Smooth Chestnut Soup for Holidays

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READY IN: 1hr 20mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • On low heat, sweat the potato, celery, onion and garlic in butter in a heavy based pot for 5 minutes.
  • Add the chestnuts, stock and simmer, covered, for 25 minutes until the nuts and vegetables are tender.
  • Strain through a colander into a bowl and puree the solids in a food processor.
  • Return the liquid to the solids while holding back about 1 cup in case the soup is too liquid for your taste.
  • Strain back into the pot.
  • Add the creme fraiche for extra tang and simmer the soup for 15 minutes to allow it to reduce slightly.
  • Season to taste.
  • Before serving, add the liquor to the hot soup.
  • Garnish with choppsed parsley.
  • The French would add a little shredded duck confit warmed in the alcohol into each bowl just right before serving.
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