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Forest Mushroom Soup

Yield 7 cups
Three kinds of mushrooms lend meaty texture to this ultra-rich soup that gets your meal off to a warming start

Ingredients

  • 1 (8-ounce) package sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 4 ounces fresh shiitake mushrooms, stems removed
  • 1 cup finely chopped onion
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 tablespoons butter or margarine, divided
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 7 ounces fresh oyster mushrooms, coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped fresh shiitake mushrooms (2 ounces)
  • Freshly ground pepper

How to Make It

  1. Finely chop sliced mushrooms and 4 ounces shiitake mushrooms, or pulse mushrooms in a food processor 5 or 6 times.

  2. Sauté finely chopped mushrooms, onion, and garlic in 2 tablespoons butter in a large saucepan over medium-high heat 8 minutes or until tender. Add wine; simmer 3 minutes or until wine has almost evaporated.

  3. Combine flour and 1/2 cup broth, stirring until smooth; add to soup. Stir in remaining 3 1/2 cups broth, salt, and pepper. Bring to boil; reduce heat, and simmer, uncovered, 10 minutes. Stir in whipping cream. Return soup to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer 1 minute. Remove from heat.

  4. Sauté chopped oyster mushrooms and 1 cup shiitake mushrooms in remaining 1 tablespoon butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat 3 to 5 minutes or until golden; stir into soup. Season to taste with freshly ground pepper.