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 Cream of Mushroom

' If you're a mushroom lover like me then this is the soup for you. The great think with this soup is you can get a slightly different flavour each time depending which mushrooms you use , and with over 20 species of mushroom currently cultivated there are many varieties to choose from .... ' 

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Ingredients

  • 400 g Mixed Mushrooms
  • 50 g Salted Butter
  • 1 Leek
  • 1 Red Onion
  • 1 Pint of Chicken Stock or Broth
  • 2 Cloves of garlic
  • 100 - 200 ml Single Cream
  • 2 teaspoons of Thyme
  • Salt & Pepper for seasoning



Method

  • Peel and slice up the Leek in to rings , and dice up the onion
  • Peel the Garlic and with a large knife , smash it up .
  • Cut , Slice & Chop up your Mushrooms into rough pieces.
  • In a Large pan , melt your butter then fry off the onion and leek until soft.
  • Mix in the Mushrooms and cover. Cook on a medium heat until the mushrooms are soft and reduced by half.
  • Add the Thyme to the chicken stock , then mix in the stock to the Mushrooms.
  • Allow to cook for 10 minutes.
  • If you want a chunky mushroom soup then remove half the mixture and puree it in a food processor , If you want a completely smooth soup , then process all of it in the processor.
  • When the soup is processed , return it to the pan and re-heat.
  • Add your cream to the soup until it is at the consistency you want , 100 - 200 ml (You can add milk if you like )
  • Season to taste with Salt & Pepper .

   ' Serve with a crusty crouton and some fresh toast or Bread .... ' 

£45.00