Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Roasted Mushroom Soup


If you've told yourself a long time ago that you do not care for mushroom soup, you simply must try again! I'm speaking from personal experience and now I love, first, the aroma that comes with the roasting and cooking of this soup and, secondly, the fresh homemade flavor. The ingredients are simple and mostly good for you!

Ingredients:
  • 1 - 1 1/2 lbs mushrooms of choice (about 5 cups)
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 3 Tbsp butter
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 Tbsp fresh thyme leaves
  • 1/2 cup light cream (coffee cream)
  • 2 cups chicken or vegetable broth 
  • fresh lemon juice and pepper
Method:
  1. Clean and chop mushrooms in half. Drizzle with olive oil and roast at 400 F for 15-20 minutes, stirring a couple of times.
  2. Meanwhile, melt butter in large skillet and cook onion, stirring until golden brown. Add crushed garlic and thyme, stirring for one more minute. Set aside.
  3. Add roasted mushrooms to onions and continue to cool down with cream. 
  4. Blend in blender or food processor until just blended.
  5. Pour into medium sized pot or back into skillet. Add broth and bring to boil.
  6. Just before serving, add a squeeze of lemon juice and freshly ground pepper.
Hints:
* freeze fresh thyme and simply strip off as much as you need for a recipe
* peel dry mushrooms to remove dirt
* for broth, try using better-than-bouillon in a jar and dissolve in boiling water. It keeps well in the fridge and is always fresh.
* this recipe serves 2 - 4 as a meal, with a sandwich, or 6 - 8 as an appetizer


8 comments:

  1. I just made this soup and it was delicious! Normally, I wouldn't try mushroom soup but I'm sure glad I did. It even looked like the picture...lol... Thank you for the recipe. Candace :)

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    1. You are welcome, Candace . . . that is how I was . . . I normally would not try mushroom soup, but was pleasantly surprised!

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  2. I LOVE mushroom soup and this sounds fantastic! Will definitely have to try it..it looks yummy! Thanks!

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  3. My mouth is watering! It looks so good.

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  4. Oh - that looks delicious and I know someone over here who would LOVE this!!! Thanks for sharing.

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  5. I bought mushrooms on the weekend with hopes of making mushroom soup. This recipe fell into my lap and I'm excited to try it!

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  6. I've never had mushroom soup... but I do like mushrooms, so why not?

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  7. I made this over the weekend and we loved it! I did end up thickening it with a bit of flour. I also added some nutmeg to bring out that nutty taste :)

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