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Wild Mushroom Chestnut And Pumpkin Bisque

Ingredients
  Butter 1 Cup (16 tbs) (2 Sticks)
  Peeled pumpkin 4 Cup (64 tbs), diced
  Diced celery 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Diced onion 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Diced carrots 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Garlic 5 Clove (25 gm), pressed
  Chopped fresh parsley/4 bay leaves 4 Tablespoon
  Ground allspice 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ground white pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Fresh button mushrooms 1 Pound, chopped
  Dried cepes 1⁄4 Pound, soaked 30 minutes in 2 cups warm water (Porcini)
  Warm water 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Veal stock 6 Cup (96 tbs)
  Chicken stock 4 Cup (64 tbs)
  Chestnut puree 32 Ounce (1 Can)
  Whipping cream 6 Cup (96 tbs)
  Cognac 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Dry sherry 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Salt To Taste
  Whipped cream 4 Tablespoon (Flavored With Cognac, For Garnish)
  Cognac To Taste
  Roasted chestnuts 4 , peeled and chopped (For Garnish)
Directions

MAKING
1. Take a heavy saucepan, add butter, place on medium heat to melt it. Sauté celery, onion, garlic, carrot, parsley, pumpkin, pepper, allspice and bay leaves, stirring once in a while, till vegetables turn soft.
2. Mix reconstituted, fresh mushrooms with the soaking liquid, chicken stocks and veal with the mixture and simmer for half an hour.
3. Mix the chestnut puree and cook the mixture for about 10 to 15 minutes till puree blends well and the vegetables become very soft. Allow to cool.
4. Pass the mixture through the puree as batches and using a fine sieve, strain onto a clean plate. Add Cognac, dry sherry and cream and stir well.

SERVING
5. Heat a little, top with chopped chestnuts and Cognac-flavored whipped cream and serve.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Simmering
Ingredient: 
Pumpkin
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
40 Minutes

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