Mushroom soup.

I get asked for this recipe quite a lot , I know its mushroom soup but its delicious and very easy to make. It’s my Husbands favourite soup so I tend to always have it in the fridge. If your really hungry there is nothing more comforting than a bowl of soup with homemade brown soda bread or sour dough. I find the mushrooms to use for maximum flavour are the large cap mushrooms with the nearly black gills or brown chestnut. I love to use some wild mushrooms sauteed as a garnish  and a little drizzle of truffle oil, gorgeous served for a dinner party.

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Creamy mushroom soup.

Ingredients.

2 oz/25g butter

1 tblsp extra virgin olive oil

2 cloves garlic, grated

1 onion, finely chopped

2 celery stalks, chopped

1 lb/450g chopped mushrooms

Sprig thyme

Sea salt/ground black pepper

1 tsp Dijon mustard

750ml chicken stock

75 ml cream

1 tblsp chopped parsley

   Method.

Melt butter in a medium sauce pan, add onions, garlic, thyme and celery and dijon. Cook over a gently heat until onions are soft and lightly coloured. Heat some of the oil in a saute pan, cook mushrooms in small batches , if you over crowd the pan they will just sweat you want to fry them gently for maximum flavour and colour. Transfer mushrooms to saucepan with onions etc, add stock and bring to boil, turn heat down and simmer for 4-5 mins. Season with salt and freshly ground pepper. Remove woody stalk from thyme , then blitz with a hand blender until smooth. Add cream and check for seasoning before serving in warm bowls with a little swirl of cream and chopped parsley for garnish.

Tip, to present soup for a dinner party, serve a few sautéed wild mushrooms as a garnish, I love girolles, and a little drizzle of truffle oil.  Delicious served in little demi tasse cups as a little amuse bouche!

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  1. Made this last week Rachel – all loved it including the 3 children.

    Will be making your sweet tomato relish this Christmas – has become part of the annual cookup in my house since that lovely day we all spent up in Ardee with you learning a few tricks.

    Love the website – keep it up – & Congrats on the new boy child!

    Rachel