Great concentrated flavor of porcini mushroom and sherry in the broth - a little portion certainly goes a long way. This would be a very elegant first course to offer guests.
Sherried Mushroom Soup
The intense flavor of this soup dictates a small serving size of 1/2 cup.
Yield: 12 servings (serving size: about 1/2 cup)
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Amount per serving
- Calories: 52
- Calories from fat: 35%
- Fat: 2g
- Saturated fat: 1.2g
- Monounsaturated fat: 0.6g
- Polyunsaturated fat: 0.1g
- Protein: 3g
- Carbohydrate: 2.5g
- Fiber: 0.2g
- Cholesterol: 5mg
- Iron: 0.4mg
- Sodium: 401mg
- Calcium: 4mg
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
- 1 pound shallots, coarsely chopped
- 6 (14 1/2-ounce) cans fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
- 2 ounces dried porcini mushrooms
- Remaining ingredients:
- 2 cups thinly sliced shiitake mushroom caps (about 4 ounces mushrooms)
- 3/4 cup dry sherry
- 3 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
- To prepare broth, melt butter in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Add thyme and shallots; cook 10 minutes or until shallots are golden brown. Stir in chicken broth and porcini mushrooms; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 1 hour. Strain broth mixture through a sieve into a bowl; discard solids.
- Return broth mixture to pan. Stir in shiitake mushrooms and sherry; cook 10 minutes over low heat. Stir in chives. Serve immediately.
- Note: Make the broth up to four days ahead and refrigerate. Just before serving, add the shiitakes, sherry, and chives, and heat the mixture.
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