Kestane Corbasi – Chestnut Soup

This chestnut soup recipe is nearly forgotten in the cities but in some rural areas, families still make it in cold winter days. Nutty, earthen flavors of chestnut and poultry match great with the juicy, sweet, acidic aroma of sour apples.

Ingredients:

1/2 kg of chestnuts

2 tablespoons of butter

1/2 apple, sour type, peeled, cored and grated

1 teaspoon of ground black pepper

2 cups of chicken broth

1 tablespoon of corn/wheat starch

1 teaspoon of salt

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Kestaneli Pilav – Rice with Chestnuts

You can make this with either rice or bulghur, as both produce great results. I prefer using chunks of turkey meat when making this pilaf with bulghur and if using rice, lamb meat suits better to the dish. You can also cook this pilaf as a filling for turkey, if so, I’d recommend substituting a handful of black currants with carrots.

Ingredients:

15-20 chestnuts,

250-300 g of lamb/turkey meat, cut into 3-4 cm cubes,

100 g clarified butter/ghee (regular butter would be OK),

2 carrots, julienne or cubes,

1 teaspoon of allspice powder,

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