This rich, delicious soup is lovely on a winter's day. It's a wonderful addition to any holiday meal, too!
Servings: Makes 6 servings
Ingredients 2 tablespoons butter1/2 cup chopped shallots1 cup Sauternes (a sweet French wine)4 cups chicken stock (veal stock is preferable if available)1 can (15.5 ounces) pureed chestnuts1/2 cup heavy cream1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar1/2 teaspoon salt1/2 teaspoon pepperChopped parsley or chervil for garnish
In a medium saucepan, heat butter on medium heat. Add shallots and sauté for 10 minutes. Add Sauternes and cook for an additional 10 minutes.
Add chicken or veal stock, bring to a boil and reduce heat. Add chestnut purée and whisk until smooth. Add cream, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper and simmer for 15 minutes. Serve immediately, garnished with chopped parsley or chervil.
From her book Carolyne Roehm's Winter Notebook