Delicious Creamy Lentils and Chestnuts Soup
I am very fond of chestnuts. Maybe because they remind me of my childhood in Sicily. I remember walking in the streets during the cold season and stopping at the street vendors stand to ask for a ‘coppino di carta di caldarroste,’ a paper cone of roasted chestnuts. I would feel a sense of great pleasure holding the warm container of chestnuts while the smell of smoke from the vendors fire was still very strong in the air. It’s a pity that you cannot find fresh chestnuts all year around. When they are not in season I buy them already roasted in a jar in my local supermarket. As often happens between mother and son I think I passed this craving to my three year old son who has been asking for chestnuts every time we go to the Nutbox store.
I think that this recipe will surprise even those who usually are not ‘soup lovers’! It’s my very special recipe for a delicious creamy lentils soup.