Hello dear girls and boys too! This is my "Star week" and as you have probably understood from the title, it will be devoted to soups. I will start my week with a nourishing and hearty soup of rabbit with chestnuts. The fact that I live in the North, in Arkhangelsk, and we have quite cold still, but her husband must be fed a hearty meal, especially since the heat on his appetite is not very valid. The meat is perfectly combined with nuts - you only need to correctly find a pair. For rabbit, there is, of course, chestnuts. Soup with them turned out just amazingly tasty. Son after the first spoon and could only say: "MMMMMMMMMMMM... Yummy)))" I invite you to your kitchen, go with the songs...
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On chestnuts to make a cross-shaped notch, cover with cold water, bring to a boil and cook for 15 minutes. Drain in a colander, rinse with cold water and clean the shell.
Rabbit wash, dry with paper towel and cut into portions.
RUB some salt and pepper and allow to soak 15 minutes.
Then RUB it with flour, shake off excess.
In a large saucepan with a thick bottom heat the oil, quickly fry the pieces of rabbit until Golden brown. Better to do it in portions, so that the pieces lay in a single layer. So they will not have time to give the juice.
The finished pieces out on a plate.
Onion very finely chopped, the celery and scrape the carrots and cut into julienne strips, respectively, thick and thin. Stalks of celery, cleaned of veins and cut into thick slices.
Put the vegetables, except the petiolar celery, in the pan, where roasted rabbit, fry on medium heat until soft, 5-7 minutes.
Add to the pot petiolate celery
and chestnuts and cook for another 2 minutes.
Pour 8 cups of hot water, bring to boil and simmer with lid ajar over low heat, removing the foam, about 40 minutes. In the middle of cooking salt. If you wish, in 20 minutes you can add 2 medium potatoes, cut into cubes, and add salt after boiling. Bitter pepper cut into rings, remove seeds. 5 minutes prior to readiness add to the soup pepper and pink peppercorns (if not pink pepper, it does not matter, replace the black.