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Wild Mushroom Soup

Total Time
1 hr 1 min
Prep
11 min
Cook
50 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
White and cremini mushrooms pair up in this silky, soothingly rich soup.
Ingredients

cremini mushroom(s)

½ pound(s), coarsely chopped

button mushrooms

½ pound(s), coarsely chopped

reduced-sodium chicken broth

3 cup(s)

uncooked onion(s)

2 medium, finely chopped

uncooked carrot(s)

1 medium, thinly sliced

uncooked celery

1 rib(s), medium, finely chopped

fat free evaporated milk

1 cup(s)

fresh parsley

¼ cup(s), fresh, finely chopped

dried thyme

¼ tsp

dried marjoram

¼ tsp

black pepper

tsp, freshly ground, or to taste

Instructions

  1. Combine 3 cups of the mushrooms with 11/2 cups of the broth in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, covered, about 20 minutes. Transfer to a blender or food processor; puree, then return to the saucepan.
  2. Meanwhile, spray a large nonstick saucepan with canola oil nonstick spray and set over medium heat. Add the onions, carrot, and celery; cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the remaining mushrooms and cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are wilted, about 10 minutes. Add the vegetable mixture to the mushroom puree in the saucepan, along with the milk and remaining 1 1⁄2 cups broth; bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes. Add the parsley, thyme, marjoram, and pepper; simmer 5 minutes. Yields 1 1/4 cups per serving.
Notes
If you want an even more pronounced mushroom flavor, soak 1/2 ounce dried mushrooms in warm water for 20 minutes. With a slotted spoon, transfer the mushrooms to a sieve, rinse with cold water, and then add to the fresh mushrooms in step 1.Always clean mushrooms just before using, but never immerse them in water, as they’re highly absorbent and apt to become mushy. Instead, rinse them under cold running water and blot dry with paper towels. Or simply wipe them off with a damp paper towel. If you don’t mind spending a little extra money, you can use 1 pound cremini mushrooms.

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