Mushroom Soup

OK – keep it simple. So nothing groundbreaking here just a lovely warming mushroom soup.   Should serve 4 with some crusty bread but more if having as a starter.

Which mushrooms you use is entirely up to you.  I tend to use 100g each of Shiitake, Chestnut and Oyster.  Turn up the flavour by adding some dried Porcini – don’t forget to add the water you used to rehydrate.

Butter
1 Onion – peeled and diced
2 cloves garlic – finely chopped
2 tsp chopped fresh thyme
300g Mushrooms – cleaned and finely chopped
1 litre of good Chicken or Veg stock
Double Cream (optional)
Salt and pepper

  • Melt a big knob of butter in a large pan
  • Throw in the chopped onion and garlic
  • Sweat down slowly over a low heat stirring occasionally
  • When the onion is nicely softened and translucent add the Thyme and cook for a further 2 minutes while stirring
  • Add all the mushrooms and mix well.
  • When the mushrooms have cooked down a little add the stock
  • Allow to simmer for about 10-15 minutes then blend with a hand blender
  • Add some double cream and blend again. 
  • Season to taste.

How much cream you use depends on how much you like or how much you’re allowed!!  The recipe works without it but a little splash at the end does add a little extra.


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