Roasted Mushroom Soup

?????????????????????Roasting mushrooms develops the rich, woodsy flavour for this soup, which is wonderful for entertaining.

3 cups cremini mushrooms
4 cups white mushrooms
8 ounces shiitake mushrooms
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon dried thyme
3/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 potato, peeled and cubed
4 cups* chicken or vegetable stock (or homemade chicken stock)
1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
1/4 cup dry sherry (optional)

Cut cremini and white mushrooms into quarters. Remove stems from shiitakes and reserve for another use; cut caps into quarters. In small roasting pan, toss mushrooms with 2 tablespoons of the oil and 1/2 teaspoon each of the thyme, salt and pepper. Roast in 400°F oven, stirring occasionally, until tender and golden, about 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, in large saucepan, heat remaining oil over medium heat; fry onion, garlic, potato and remaining thyme, salt and pepper, stirring occasionally, until onion is softened, about 5 minutes.

Add stock, mushrooms, and 3 cups water; bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer until potatoes are tender, about 10 minutes.

Changes I made to the original recipe.

*Instead of adding 3 cups of water I used a 900 mL container of chicken stock.

I enjoy a creamy soup, so I let the soup cool down and then pureed it in small batches in my food processor.

WARNING: Make sure the soup is cool and puree in batches of 1 cup at a time as the boiling liquid will spray if you puree too much at a time.) If you want the soup thicker add an extra chopped up potato.

(Make-ahead: Let cool for 30 minutes; refrigerate until cold. Refrigerate in airtight container for up to 3 days.) Stir in parsley, and sherry (if using).

Makes 6 servings.

Nutritional Info

Per serving: cal 139, pro 6 g, total fat 8 g, sat. Fat 1 g, carb 12 g, fibre 3 g, chol 1 mg, sodium 321 mg

RDI: calcium 3%, iron 14%, vit A 1%, vit C 12%, folate 13%

TIP: Serve with a buttered roll or a toasted crusty bread to dip in the soup.

Source: Canadian Living Test Kitchen


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