Chestnut Fennel Soup Recipe

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Chestnut Fennel Soup
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  1. Coarsely chop chestnuts, reserving 1/3 cup for garnish.
  2. Cook shallot and leeks in 2 tablespoons butter in a 5-quart heavy pot over moderate heat, stirring, until softened. Add wine and simmer until almost all liquid is evaporated, about 1 minute. Stir in fennel, broth, chestnuts (excluding garnish), and water, then simmer, covered, 20 minutes. Stir in half-and-half and cool mixture slightly.
  3. Purée mixture in batches in a blender until smooth, transferring to a bowl (use caution when blending hot liquids). Return soup to pot and bring to a simmer, thinning with water if desired. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. While soup is reheating, heat remaining 4 tablespoons butter in a 10-inch heavy skillet over moderately high heat until foam subsides, then sauté reserved chestnuts with salt and pepper to taste, stirring constantly, until crisp and butter is browned, about 4 minutes.
  5. Serve soup topped with chestnuts and drizzled with browned butter.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 416.08 Kcal (1742 kJ)
Calories from fat 289.13 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 32.13g 49%
Cholesterol 141.33mg 47%
Sodium 255.85mg 11%
Potassium 426.62mg 9%
Total Carbs 9.94g 3%
Sugars 2.7g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1.73g 7%
Protein 19.8g 40%
Vitamin C 10.2mg 17%
Iron 2.5mg 14%
Calcium 73.4mg 7%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 139.74 Kcal (585 kJ)
Calories from fat 97.1 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10.79g 49%
Cholesterol 47.46mg 47%
Sodium 85.93mg 11%
Potassium 143.28mg 9%
Total Carbs 3.34g 3%
Sugars 0.91g 11%
Dietary Fiber 0.58g 7%
Protein 6.65g 40%
Vitamin C 3.4mg 17%
Iron 0.8mg 14%
Calcium 24.6mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 10.7
  • 11

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium

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