Caramelized Onion and Shiitake Soup with Gruyère–Blue Cheese Toasts

  • carolfitz Posted: 12/12/10
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    Made to recipe a day in advance using a bit more of each broth (only because we like soupier-soup). Always takes us longer than "as directed" to caramelize onions low-and-slow, but it's worth it. Nice blend of onion/chicken broth and mushroom/beef broth. Using cheese toasts made quicker assembly & easier clean-up than baking/broiling. Served with CL's arugula & pear salad. Very nice on a cold & yucky day.

  • ClaireG Posted: 05/04/09
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    I don't have a broiler, and we love onion soup. I also love shiitake mushrooms, so this is the perfect soup. I thought it was really good, and I will definitely make it over and over. I followed the recipe exactly, and didn't have any issues with it.

  • mtgirl Posted: 02/04/10
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    This was so delicious. I substituted white mushrooms for the shiitake and it tasted great. Will definitely make it again, but make sure I start earlier as it takes some time.

  • SusanaRamirez Posted: 05/26/09
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    We loved it. The mushrooms totally updated the soup.

  • ellenelizabeth Posted: 03/16/09
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    This soup is rich and wonderful. I used red wine instead of white, and not quite as many mushrooms as it called for (it just seemed like too much). It does require a lot of babysitting, but the prep is not too bad. Totally worth it if you want to impress. Simple, yet so flavorful. I also used whole grain bread for my toasts.

  • ChefRB Posted: 10/26/09
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    I made this recipe just as written, and it was SUPERB! Even my children loved it! Though there aren't many ingredients, it does take some time, so plan ahead. I caramelized the onions for over an hour. But it is well worth the effort: absolutely delicious!

  • baileypoo Posted: 05/28/10
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    AMAZING! I don't put mushrooms in it and it tastes amazing (maybe even more amazing than with the mushrooms). I have had SO many compliments on this soup. This is my top 5 recipes of all time. SO FABULOUS!


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