Ohio Black Walnut Soup

Last week Anne Burrell of Food Network and bleach blonde spiky hair noterity gave a shout out in USA Today of her favorite soups. The Chef's Ohio Black Walnut soup happened to be one of them so I thought I would share the recipe with you guys. 

Black Walnut & Sage Soup (Serves 4-6)

Chef Jonathon Sawyer's Ohio Walnut Soup

What You Need:

  • 1 yellow onion (diced)
  • 1 stalk of celery (diced)
  • 1/4 c. diced bacon
  • 1 c. ohio walnuts (chopped)
  • 1/2 c. sprigs of sage
  • 1 gal. pork stock
  • 1 c. heavy cream
  • 1 lb. salted butter
  • 25 small duck meatballs

How to Make:

  1. In a medium sized soup pot melt butter then add bacon, celery, and onion.
  2. Cook until everything begins to brown (about 10 minutes) then add chopped walnuts.
  3. Add sage and pork stock. Simmer and stir. 
  4. After about 20 minuets add heavy cream. 
  5. Simmer for another 5 minutes then add to vitamix (or blender). Combine till smooth.
  6. Add s & p to taste.
  7. Combine finished soup and meatballs. Simmer for 5 minutes.
  8. Serve with toasted walnuts and crispy sage.
  9. Enjoy!