It has a very creamy taste, is very simple to prepare and assemble. You just might want to try it out the next time you think of giving your guest a treat. This recipe; cream of mushroom soup takes 20 minutes preparation time and a total of 1hr 30 minutes to cook .
Things you’ll need
- 5 ounces fresh shiitake mushrooms
- 5 ounces fresh portobello mushrooms
- 5 ounces fresh cremini (or porcini) mushrooms
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/4 pound plus 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, divided
- 1 cup chopped yellow onion
- 1 carrot, chopped
- 1 sprig fresh thyme plus 1 teaspoon minced thyme leaves, divided
- Kosher salt
- Freshly ground black pepper
- 2 cups chopped leeks, white and light green parts (2 leeks)
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 cup dry white wine
- 1 cup half-and-half
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1/2 cup minced fresh flat-leaf parsley
Instructions for Cream of Mushroom Soup Recipe
Wipe mushrooms clean with a dry paper towel. Separate the stems, trim off any bad parts, and chop the stems. Slice the mushroom caps into bite-size pieces and set aside.
Make the stock by heating the olive oil and 1 tablespoon of the butter in a large pot. Add the chopped mushroom stems, onion, carrot, sprig of thyme, salt to taste, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper.
Cook over medium-low heat for 10 to 15 minutes, until the vegetables are soft. Add 6 cups water, bring to boil, reduce the heat, and simmer uncovered for 30 minutes.
Strain reserving the liquid. You should have about 4 1/2 cups of stock. Heat the remaining 1/4 pound of butter in another large pot and add the leeks.
Cook over low heat for 15 to 20 minutes, until the leeks begin to brown.
Add the sliced mushroom caps and cook for 10 minutes, or until they are browned and tender. Add the flour and cook for a minute. Add the white wine and stir for another minute, scraping the bottom of the pot. Add the mushroom stock, minced thyme leaves, and 1 teaspoon pepper and bring to a boil.
Reduce the heat and simmer for 15 minutes. Add the half-and-half, cream, and parsley, season with salt and pepper, to taste, and heat through but do not boil.Cream of mushroom recipe should be served hot.0