Black Walnut and Sage Soup
A creamy, decadent first course, blending the rich flavors of bacon, walnuts, red onion, and sage.
- 1/2 stick unsalted butter
- 4 sprigs sage, divided use
- 1/2 cup diced bacon, uncooked
- 1 stalk celery, diced
- 1 medium red onion, roasted & diced
- 1 cup Ohio walnuts
- 5 cups pork stock
- 1 Tablespoon heavy cream
- 1 Tablespoon Tavern Vinegar Co. Red Wine Vinegar
- salt and pepper, to taste
- 12-18 duck meatballs
- In a medium soup pot, over medium high-heat, brown butter, add 1/2 of the sage to the butter and cook until crispy. Remove sage and set aside. Add bacon, celery & onion to the butter. Cook until everything begins to brown (about 10 minutes) then add chopped walnuts and remaining sage.
- Once you can smell the toasted walnuts, add pork stock.
- Bring to a full boil, then reduce heat and let simmer for 20-30 minutes, stirring every few minutes to ensure the walnuts do not stick to the bottom.
- Carefully place soup into the Vitamix container until about half full and secure lid.
- Select Variable 1.
- Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 10, then to High.
- Remove the lid plug and pour cream and vinegar through the lid plug opening.
- Blend for 30-60 seconds or until smooth. Return to pot and repeat with remaining soup.
- Taste for seasoning. Add meatballs, and simmer for 5 minutes.
- Garnish with crispy sage.
This recipe has been written for the C-Series machines with Variable Speed control and Standard 64-ounce container. If you are using a different Vitamix machine or container size, you may need to make adjustments to the Variable Speed, processing time, and/or ingredient quantities.
Black Walnut and Sage Soup is rated out of 5 by 1.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dougshu from Rich and Delicious This is now a family favorite! I will be serving this at Thanksgiving. The flavors are rich and the recipe is easy. Guests will think you slaved over this one! I substituted chicken stock for the pork stock. The crisp sage looks great and adds a nice delicate texture.
Date published: 2015-11-15
Where can you buy duck meatballs? Can you substitute with something else? Can you substitute chicken broth for pork broth?
Any small meatball can be substituted for this recipe, and any broth can be substituted.
Date published: 2015-12-07
|Serving Size||(1 serving)|
|Amount Per Servings|
|Total Fat||41 g|
|Saturated Fat||13 g|
|Total Carbohydrate||32 g|
|Dietary Fiber||3 g|