Thursday, 23 October 2014

Cream of mushroom soup

My kids love Cream of mushroom soup.  It is a compulsory item whenever we dined out.  Most of the time, it is just crappy stuff.

One of the best tasting Cream of Mushroom Soup that I tasted, was from a club that no longer exist.  Such a pity.

Making this soup seems easy based on the method.  The only hard part is slicing up the mushrooms!


Findings: I don't know why my mushroom soup has a slight tinge of bitterness.  Hubby said could be too much mushroom?  Is there such a thing? 

Perhaps I should omit the red wine?  

Okay back to the drawing board, this recipe I don't think my kids like it.

What you need:

1 dollop of unsalted butter
3 cloves garlic, minced
500g fresh mushrooms, thinly sliced
1 onion, diced
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1 cup red wine
4 cups chicken broth
1 cup heavy cream
2 tablespoons cornstarch

Method:

Melt butter in a large stockpot or Dutch oven over medium heat. 

Saute garlic and mushrooms, and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender and browned, about 5-6 minutes; season with salt and pepper, to taste. 

Stir in onion and cooked until translucent, about 2-3 minutes.

Add in wine and bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer until slightly reduced, about 5 minutes. 

Add in chicken broth, heavy cream and thyme.

In a small bowl, whisk together cornstarch and 1/4 cup water. Stir in mixture to the soup until slightly thickened, about 1-2 minutes; season with salt and pepper, to taste. 

If the soup is too thin, add more cornstarch as needed until desired consistency is reached.

Serve immediately.


4 comments:

  1. I'd like to try this recipe. I love mushroom soup! Looks delicious!

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    1. Simona, this is not the best recipe. Try Oliver's as Lena suggested.

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  2. i have made jamie oilver's mushroom soup couple of times and love that, no wine in there though. perhaps u could also give it a try too :)

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    1. Thanks for the heads up. Will try his when for my next attempt.

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