My creamy mushroom soup with chestnuts is the starter of my 3-course menu for Christmas. It works in the menu but also as a delicious wintery dish on a stand-alone basis. I have a main article with the complete 3-course menu for you here. Also here are the links to the main dish (Beef Wellington with mushrooms and chestnuts) and the dessert (eclair with chestnut cream).
This article has been published in a collaboration with Delhaize. They sponsored the bigger part of the used ingredients. They set-up a challenge every month, outlining a few guidelines. For the December 2016 challenge, the guidelines are a “3-course menu for Christmas”. Furthermore, they ask to mainly use products of their home brand and set a budget. In this case, Besides those guidelines Delhaize only asked to publish what I did with the budget.
Creamy Mushroom Soup with Chestnuts
My 3-course menu for Christmas is as often with dishes for the colder season on the heavier side. More calories, more carbs, more fat, more everything. That being said, I tried to ditch those conservative festive traditions as much as possible and still deliver something deliciously and festive.
The creamy mushroom soup with chestnuts definitely makes this happen. Ultimately it’s a really condensed mushroom soup that gets the festive and winter touch from the chestnuts. I wanted to elevate the dish even further and added some cream. In the end, it’s all blended to give you a relatively thick texture.
As your eyes should enjoy it too, I fried a few extra mushrooms on the side and put them on top of the creamy mushroom soup.
This was definitely one of my best mushroom soups so far.
3-course Menu for Christmas
When I received the guidelines for the challenge I wanted to make something I had never cooked before, but also use ingredients I enjoy working with. Finally, they had to also fit the theme. Therefore my main ingredient was instantly found: chestnuts! They are the ultimate winter ingredient in my eyes (I could eat them ALL THE TIME!) and can be done in so many ways. Chestnuts will be the main ingredient of my 3-course Menu for Christmas and you’ll find it in the starter, main course, and dessert.
If you want to make the full version of my menu you find the remaining dishes here: main – dessert. I strongly recommend you prepare the soup a day in advance. This will make your live much easier on the big day. You only need to reheat it (it’s going to taste really amazing) and prepare the garnish if you want to add some. This will make your festive dinner much more relaxed and enjoyable – not only for your guests but also or rather especially for the host 😉
Let me know what you think of my soup and the 3-course menu for Christmas <3