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Cream of Mushroom

Cream of Mushroom Soup

Fresh ingredients make this kitchen classic come alive.

Details

Serves: MAKES 2 QUARTS

Total Time: 45 min

Main Ingredients

  • Mushrooms
  • heavy cream

Cream of Mushroom Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 cup onions, chopped
  • 1/2 cup celery, chopped
  • 2 quarts mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sherry wine
  • 6 cups vegetable broth
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • Chives, sliced, as needed
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg (optional)

Directions

1. In a large soup pot, melt the butter and sauté the garlic, onions and celery until clear, about 5-7 minutes.

2. Add the mushrooms and cook until tender, about 5 minutes.

3. Sprinkle the mixture with flour and mix well.

4. Add the sherry wine and vegetable broth and simmer until the mushrooms are completely tender, approximately 25 minutes.

5. Place the soup in a blender and puree. Strain the pureed soup through a colander or sieve, return it to the pot to simmer.

6. Gently heat the heavy cream before adding it to the soup. Add more broth to adjust the consistency of the soup. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

7. Pour into warmed soup cups or bowls and garnish with sliced chives and the nutmeg, if using.

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