nothing fancy mushroom soup

making mushroom soup. great grey oceany day. glad all we know are ok regarding the Sandy Storm.

nothing fancy mushroom soup

bunch of mushrooms maybe 2lbs sliced (white caps unless you have some other fancy options to add)

saute w/ tablespoon or two olive oil with pinches of thyme, salt and parsley

heat till shrunk small and soft pour into bowl

saute in same pot some celery,shallots 2 clove garlic,

shredded parsnip ( optional cause what else can you do with one left over parsnip?)

add glug of dry white wine – simmer till soft,

reserve a few tablespoons of mushrooms return the rest  to pot stir in 500-750 ml veg  or chicken stock

bring to boil

simmer 10 mins or so make sure veg are tender

add cream 250ml or so stir check for seasoning add salt pepper or butter to taste

blend until smooth

add reserved mushrooms

serve with fresh parsley coarse black pepper some kind of crusty bread and depending on the weather, for an oceany grey cold windy day like today –  I like a nice port

there is a beauty even in the grey




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  • gabrielablandy  On October 30, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    Yum! I love that phrase an oceany grey cold windy day – beautiful.


    • pdlyons  On October 30, 2012 at 4:56 pm

      thanks. the soup ended up pretty good too.


  • Donna  On November 15, 2012 at 10:35 am

    Love mushroom soup – will check out the parsnip, what else can I do and I love the image you posted – makes me want to paint it! Thanks for stopping by my blog.


    • pdlyons  On November 15, 2012 at 1:37 pm

      thanks. like to see the painting when its done. do very much like your work!


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