Monday, April 16, 2012

NUT SOUP

A-Z Soups
Nuts in small quantities are extremely hale and hearty for us. You can eat nuts from the palm of your hand or from a bowl. You can even eat them from a soupspoon if you make a soup of nuts and enjoy a healthy bowl of tasty nut soup.

Adapted from: Soups and Stews the World Over, Louise Driggs, Hastings House. N.Y. 1971

Nut Soup                           Serves 6

Ingredients:

½ cup shelled filberts or hazelnuts
½ cup shelled almonds
1 pint chicken stock
1 pint water
1 slice onion, chopped
2 stalks celery, chopped
½ teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon white pepper
1 cup light cream

Method:

  • Chop the nuts coarsely
  • Combine the chicken stock, water and nuts in a saucepan
  • Add the onion slice and celery
  • Simmer for about 45 minutes
  • Check that nuts and vegetables for tenderness
  • Blend in an electric blender
  • When ready to serve, add salt, pepper and cream
  • Heat to simmering and serve

So go nuts and prepare this flavorsome nut soup, you will be glad you did.

17 comments:

Susanne Drazic said...

Hi Anthony! This sounds like a yummy soup. I'll definitely have to give this one a try. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Susanne
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ladydragonfly said...

I have never heard of nut soup. I love nuts so I will give this a try.

Grammy said...

Hi, sounds nutty... Ha ha. (Little joke there) I will try it, but I think I would like English walnuts instead of almonds. My daughters tell me I can never make a recipe like it is written. :)
I would probably throw in some pecans as well. :)
thank you for the great post. Best regards to you, Ruby aka Grammy.
Now I'm off to visit some other bloggers. :)

Lynn Proctor said...

sounds perfect for an autumn day

Marian Allen said...

I love peanut butter soup, so I would probably love this, too!

Peanut butter soup is pretty much the same as this, but I'm too lazy to blend it, so I use crunchy peanut butter instead.

Marian Allen
Fantasies, mysteries, comedies, recipes

anthony stemke said...

SUSANNE DRAZIC: You're very welcome, it is yummt.

LADYDRAGONFLY: Nut soup may sound unusual, but is delicious.

GRAMMY: Pecans or English walnuts are indeed nuts, so feel free to substitute them. Thanks for calling Ruby and best regards to you as well.

LYNN PROCTOR: Yes, not to mention winter, spring and summer. cm

MARIAN ALLEN: I like peanut butter soup too. I enjoyed your kiddie lit blog today Marian.

Danielle L Zecher said...

I'm not familiar with filberts. Are they much like hazelnuts? This sounds really good, except I cannot stand the smell of hazelnuts. I know that's not normal, but I can't help it. Just wondering if filbets are fairly different???

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

I've heard of peanut soup before, but never a soup made with REAL nuts. How interesting. Definitely worth a try. Thank you, dear sir.

rch said...

Very interesting, would've never thought of that, I'm shell shocked ;-)

Janna said...

I've been dying to make some peanut soup (and a variation of it with cashews) but this sounds delicious. I do love me some hazelnuts. Do you need to remove the skins before cooking?

anthony stemke said...

DANIELLE L ZECHER: Filberts and hazelnuts are essentially the same item, some say they are cousins, others say they are the same. Since you abhor the smell of hazelnuts, skip the filberts. Why not select another nut that you like? You could use Brazil nuts or walnuts or pecans perhaps. I hope you find a nut that you don't have to nullify.

SUSAN FLETT SWIDERSKI: Yes is worth a try, Thank You dear lady.

RCH: Shell shocked! cm

JANNA: Removing skins not necessary. You also may substitute different nuts if you please. Thanks.

Jay said...

this is some brilliant tasty treat
Tasty Appetite

Joanne said...

Another new one to me. This sounds and looks Yummy!
Blessings, Joanne

anthony stemke said...

JAY: You're quite right. Thanks.

JOANNE: Thank You Joanne, it is.

Kyria @ Travel Spot said...

That sounds really good. I like nuts but have never had them as a soup!

anthony stemke said...

KYRIA: You will love this soup.

anthony stemke said...

KYRIA: You will love this soup.

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