This mushroom soup is delicious. My husband keeps asking me to prepare it again. It is a cream that seems to gather all mushrooms perfum and taste to free it all inside your mouth. Really tasty.
I found this mushroom soup recipe on Half Baked Harvest blog, and it is pretty simple to prepare. I have used less fat as I usually do when I cook English or American recipes, but I assure you taste didn’t lower at all.
It is important to notice that bread is an important ingredient in this recipe. I used homemade bread (you can use this easy bread recipe), but if you can’t do it yourself, buy a good quality bread.
- 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 3 garlic cloves minced
- 1 shallot minced
- 2 Tbsp butter
- 2 pounds mushrooms
- 2 Tbsp fresh sage thinly cut
- 1 Tbsp fresh thyme (or 1 tsp dried one)
- 1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
- 6 cups chicken broth
- 1/2 cup cream
- 4 Tbsp grated Parmesan
- for garlicky bread:
- extra virgin olive oil
- bread cut in cubes of about 1 in.
- 2 tsp dried oregano
- 2 tsp dried thyme
- dried garlic powder
- Clean mushrooms and slice them.
- Put oil in a capacious pan and turn on medium gas. When it begins to fry, add shallot and minced garlic. Cook for 2/3 minutes.
- Add mushrooms and salt and pepper. Let them cook for some minutes until golden (3/5 min) and then, stirring occasionally, until they caramelize (3/5 min more).
- Lower the gas and add butter, sage and thyme. Let cook some more minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Add balsamic vinegar.
- Spoon out a handful of the mushrooms for topping, if desired.
- Add broth and adjust salt and pepper to taste.
- Using a blender, reduce to cream 3/4 of the soup. Put it back to th pan with the other 1/4, add cream and cheese and let simmer.
- In the meanwhile prepare bread. Turn on the oven 428°C / 220°C. Line a baking pan with parchment paper. Pour bread and mix it with oil, thyme, garlic, oregano and salt. Bake for about 15 minutes or until toasted.
- Serve the mushroom cream adding mushrooms you set apart for decoration and bread cubes.
- Buon appetito!