Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Chef Chuck's Creamy Mushroom Soup


Zuppa di Funghi


Creamy mushroom soup has such a concentrated earthy flavor. A healthy recipe with just a few ingredients, blended to a smooth consistency. This funghi delight soup is sure to satisfy.

Creamy Mushroom Soup
1 tablespoon butter
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 garlic clove, whole
2 shallots, diced
2 cups baby bell mushrooms, chopped
1 cup white or porcini mushrooms,chopped
salt and pepper to taste
1 teaspoon thyme, chopped fine
4 cups organic beef or mushroom broth
1/3 cup heavy cream
4 slices of rustic bread

Wipe mushrooms clean with a cloth or paper towel, do not wash, chop. In a pot heat butter and olive oil add garlic clove and saute for one minute, remove and discard. Add shallots and mushrooms with salt and pepper for about 12-15 minutes, with the lid on. Add thyme and warm broth, bring to a boil then simmer for 15 more minutes. Stir in heavy cream and blend to a creamy consistency either in the blender or with a hand blender. Place a slice of bread in bowl pour in soup top with black pepper and a drizzle of olive oil.
Serves 4.

8 comments:

  1. Yum, so creamy and delicious. I would love this hearty and earthy soup to warm me up.

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  2. looks awesome Chuck... the color is amazing and the drizzle of oil tops it all off.

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  3. Hi Joanne! I couldn't agree more! Thank You :)

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  4. Hello Joe! We love our Olive Oil!! Thank You for that comment!

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  5. Everything looks so deliciously incredible! I am sooo behond on all of my blog reading, but am so glad I popped on in here today. It's like coming home!

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  6. Hi LaDue! This dish had a great intense flavor! You are so kind! Thank You:)

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  7. I do love a good mushroom soup, especially served up like this! Nice!

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  8. Hello Ash, The slice of crusty bread absorbed those great mushroom flavors! Take care.

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