Chervil Soup

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The richly pinnate leaves of the chervil herb promise an exquisite taste experience.

You can cook this fine chervil foam soup in less than 20 minutes.

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1. Recipe Chervil Soup

You need about 200 g of fresh chervil for the chervil soup.

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Chervil soup

Prepared, refined, photographed and written down by chef Thomas Sixt.

Servings 2
Calories 821
Total Time 30 Min.
Preparation Time 12 Min.
Cook Time 15 Min.

Simple instructions for preparing herbal soup with chervil.

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Chervil soup recipe image
Chervil Soup Recipe Image © Thomas Sixt


200 g chervil
400 ml Vegetable broth
125 ml Cream
30 ml dry white wine
2 Pinches primal salt
4 Pinches black ground pepper
1 Pinches brown cane sugar
some nutmeg
2 Piece Potatoes
50 g butter
2 Portions crayfish meat (See crayfish recipe)


Chervil Soup Ingredients
Chervil Soup Ingredients


Prepare the ingredients for preparing the soup in the kitchen.

I added crayfish toast as a supplement, you can find the detailed recipe elsewhere.

Wash chervil
Wash chervil


Rinse the chervil in a sieve under cold running water.

Cream and broth in the pot
Cream and broth in the pot

Prepare broth

Place the cold cream and broth in a tall saucepan.

Cream and broth in saucepan with spices
Cream and broth in saucepan with spices

Add spices

Add salt, pepper, cayenne pepper and a little sugar to the soup base.

Add white wine to the soup
Add white wine or rose wine to the soup

Complement wine

Add the wine to the soup stock base and bring to the boil.

Season the soup harmoniously after boiling.

Cut potato cubes
Cut potato cubes

Prepare potatoes

Wash the potatoes, peel and cut into 5 mm cubes.

Boil potato cubes
Boil potato cubes

Share potatoes

Place about 3/4 of the sliced potatoes in an extra pot.

We cook these potatoes extra as a soup ingredient.

Add potatoes to the soup to bind
Add potatoes to the soup to bind


Add the reserved quarter of the prepared potatoes to the soup stock base.

Boil potato cubes in salted water
Boil potato cubes in salted water

Soup garnish

Cook the remaining potatoes in salted water until al dente.

Chervil plucked in the water
Chervil plucked in the water

Prepare chervil

Pluck chervil leaves for decoration and place in cold water.

Butter cubes for mixing the soup
Cold butter cubes for mixing up the soup

Prepare butter

Cut the butter into small pieces and refrigerate.

We will use this butter later for mixing.

Boiled potato cubes in the colander
Boiled potato cubes in the colander

Pass potatoes

Drain the potatoes, cooked al dente, into a sieve and set aside for serving.

Fresh chervil in the soup
Fresh chervil in the soup

Admit chervil

Season the boiled soup stock base and bring to the boil again.

Put the washed chervil in the soup stock base.

Mix fresh chervil into the soup
Mix fresh chervil into the soup

Mix up

Blend the soup with the hand blender.

Mixing chervil soup.
Mixing chervil soup.


Blend the soup continuously for a good two minutes.

Arrange potatoes in soup plates with chervil soup
Arrange potatoes in soup plates with chervil soup


Arrange the diced potatoes in portions in warmed soup plates.

You can now also add the crayfish toast.

Crayfish toast decorate with chervil.

Add cold butter to the chervil soup
Add cold butter to the chervil soup

Add butter

Add the cold butter to the chervil soup.

Mix the chervil soup with cold butter until fluffy to form the chervil foam soup
Mix the chervil soup with cold butter until fluffy to form the chervil foam soup

Mix fluffy

Finally, mix the chervil soup with the butter until fluffy.

Chervil soup recipe image
Chervil Soup Recipe Image © Thomas Sixt


Arrange the soup on the plates, decorate with chervil and red peppercorn skins and serve quickly.

Bon appetit!



2. Calories And Nutritional Values

The chervil soup calories for two servings are calculated in the table below:

3. FAQ Chervil Soup

The most frequently asked questions about the fine chervil soup are summarized below:

Where can I buy chervil?

You can order chervil from the greengrocer or buy it directly from Metro in larger units.

What is the shelf life of fresh chervil?

Fresh chervil please store in the refrigerator and use within 2 days.

How can I save wilted chervil?

Put the chervil in cold water with ice cubes. The ice water refreshes the chervil for a few hours.

When do I add the fresh chervil to the chervil soup?

Bring the soup base of broth, cream and spices to a boil and pull away from the heat source.

Mix the chervil into the soup just before serving.

Do not boil the soup again so that it remains green and does not turn gray.

When do I put chervil decoratively on the dish?

Always add chervil at the end of your meal.

Why can't I cook the soup after mixing with chervil?

The soup would immediately turn gray upon boiling and the beautiful green and delicate chervil flavors would dissipate.

4. Wiki On Chervil And Chervil Soup


Chervil or garden chervil is one of the herbs and belongs to the umbelliferae family (bot.: Apiaceae, Umbrelliferae).

It is closely related to parsley and carrots and, like parsley, has pinnate leaves in a delicate green on thin, hollow stems and small, white flowers.

The aromatic scent that chervil exudes is due to its richness in essential oils.


Chervil originally comes from West and Southeast Asia, but is now widespread in Europe, Asia, North Africa and North and South America.

It can also be found in the wild as a cultural refugee, but it should not be collected there because of the risk of confusion with other poisonous umbellifers.


Fresh chervil can be found commercially from April to the end of June, but it can still be cultivated in the garden until autumn.

To get the full aroma, chervil should be harvested before flowering. Chervil is now available all year round and has a firm place as a decoration on appetizers, soups, fish and meat dishes.

Features :

In addition to tarragon, parsley and chives, chervil is one of the Fines Herbes and the seven herbs of the Frankfurt Green Sauce

The delicious herbal mixture Fines Herbes is a classic of French cuisine, which consists of freshly chopped chives, chervil, parsley and tarragon.

Depending on the recipe, other fragrant herbs such as burnet, basil, marjoram, thyme or rosemary can also be added.

The harmonious combination of the various herbs gives every dish an aromatic note and is a real treat for the palate.


It is used for numerous dishes such as chervil soup or salads and, due to its ethereal taste, goes well with many dishes.

Chervil is often used as an ingredient in the preparation of cold sauces and fondue sauces.

star cuisine:

A gourmet critic who noticed the frequent use of chervil could not resist asking star chef Heinz Winkler about it. Heinz Winkler replied:

The chervil harmonises perfectly with the food, it whets the appetite and supports digestion.

In addition, the waiter can see from the chervil that he is allowed to bring the plate to the guest.


Chervil is a brilliant choice for garnishing all types of food. As a rule, the leaf ends with a few stems are plucked off and used.

It’s good practice to place the plucked chervil in cold ice water to keep it fresh in the heat of the kitchen.

The tender leaves of the chervil are very sensitive and should therefore only be added to warm dishes just before serving to avoid drying out and turning brown.

Since chervil does not lend itself well to drying and loses a lot of its flavor when frozen, fresh chervil is preferable.

Fresh chervil
Fresh chervil
Chervil plucked in the water
Chervil plucked in the water

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