Monday, February 13, 2012

Wild Mushroom Soup

Do you like mushrooms? I do. Do you like to call your sisters and invite them over for supper on nights you are serving mushrooms especially since you know they don't like them? I do. I also invite my two mushroom hating sisters over for their second favorite meal of seafood. They decide not to come over on those nights either. I really don't know why. 
Don't worry they get even. One sister has tried to convince my youngest daughter that she doesn't like mushrooms either. My youngest daughter has always eaten mushrooms with no problem until recently. I always give her the option of cereal. She normally picks the mushroom meal so I guess my sister will have to work harder.
Wild Mushroom Soup
1/4 cup butter, unsalted
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1/2 lb cremini mushrooms, sliced
1/2 lb shitake mushrooms, sliced
3 Tbsp all purpose flour
4 cups chicken broth
1/4 tsp finely ground white pepper
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1 Tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 cup dry sherry
1/4 cup heavy cream
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
salt to taste
fresh chives, chopped for garnish

Melt the butter over medium heat in a large pan.
Add the onion and cook until transparent about 5 minutes.
Add all the mushrooms and cook on medium heat for 10 minutes.
Remove the pan from the heat and stir 1 Tbsp of flour at a time.
Return the pan to low heat.
Slowly, add the broth while stirring constantly.
Add the pepper, nutmeg, lemon juice, and sherry.
Simmer the soup over medium low heat for 10 minutes. 
Add the cream and stir until the soup is hot.
Add the cayenne and salt to taste.
Garnish with chives.

Recipe adapted from The Pastry Queen.
Make sure to check out the other Project Pastry Queen members posts.

Did you already know............
-Another name for cremini mushrooms are baby bella, Roman, or brown mushrooms.
-Cremini mushrooms are portobello mushrooms. 
-Cremini (baby bella) mushrooms are harvested around 40 days while portobello mushrooms are harvested  around 45 days.
-Shiitake or button white mushrooms are excellent substitutes for cremini mushrooms.

No comments:

Post a Comment