For some of us, the first day of spring next month can’t come soon enough. But in the meantime, why not enjoy some wonderful winter comfort food: healthy, home-made soup.

This delicious Cinco Jotas acorn-fed 100% ibérico ham soup serves 4 and is ideal for strengthening your immune system, on many minds these days with the flu season still upon us in many parts of the world.

Winter is a perfect time to innovate in the kitchen and explore new culinary creations. We invite you to try out this delicious soup; healthy, balanced and quite simple to make, even for the most challenged of aspiring gourmet chefs amongst us.

Here are the basic ingredients you’ll need, in addition to the Cinco Jotas ibérico ham (two 70-g packets of sliced ham)

chesnut soup


For the soup:

Chesnuts 200 g
Chicken broth 1 l
Salt To taste

For the stew:

Fresh mushrooms 2 units
Dehydrated morel mushrooms 8 units
Kale 2 bunches
Chicken broth 1 l
Garlic 1 unit
Salt To taste

To prepare the base of the soup, cut each chestnut with a cross shape, blanch in boiling water for 30 seconds, and peel. Then place the peeled chestnuts into a pot with the chicken broth and cook over a low heat for 20 minutes. Mix the soup in a blender and add salt. Put this mixture aside for later.

Take the Cinco Jotas ibérico ham out of the refrigerator and leave aside at room temperature. This jamón is rich in healthy unsaturated fat and at room temperature the meat is primed to melt, deliciously and decadently, on your tongue.

For the mushroom and kale stew, boil the dehydrated morel mushrooms for 10 minutes (after having washed them well), drain, and put aside. Wash and unevenly chop the fresh mushrooms and kale. Mince the garlic, sauté it for a few seconds in olive oil, and then add the mushrooms. The exquisite aromas will surely entice your senses, as you eagerly anticipate your culinary creation soon to come. Sauté the mixture for a minute or so, then add the kale and chicken broth, stirring along the way. Cook the whole mixture for two more minutes and add salt to taste.

At last, you’re ready to enjoy mouthfuls of healthy pleasure!

Serve the chestnut soup in a deep bowl, garnish with the stew mixture, and top with smooth slices of Cinco Jotas ibérico ham for that luxurious and nutritious touch.

This gorgeous recipe leave you yearning for more? Check out some additional Cinco Jotas ibérico ham recipes at: Cinco Jotas