Friday, July 25, 2008

Cream of Mushroom Soup


The sniffles can be miserable. And nothing is more comforting than a bowl of soup. You have probably heard about how chicken soup is good for a cold? Well, I found something better-Cream of mushroom soup!

AR always request this when he is ill. Perhaps it is the loads of mushrooms that increases his immunity but he claims that it makes him feel better. For me, I just enjoy the chunkyness of the soup. I have refined this recipe over the years but it remained simple.

Cream of Mushroom soup
500 grams of field mushrooms
1/2 cup to 1 cup of light cream
2-3 tsp of chopped pasley
1-2 tsp of chopped thyme
about 3 cups of vegetable stock
a knob of butter
1 tablespoon of garlic

1) Melt a knob of butter in a saucepan. Saute garlic till slightly brown and add mushrooms. Cook till slightly soft and add herbs.

2) Add stock and simmer. That will take around 10-15 minutes. Lower the heat and add cream. Note-add 1/2 a cup first and taste to see if it is the consistency you desire.

3) Simmer till the soup slightly thickens. Add seasoning.

4) Serve with garlic bread.

18 comments:

SIG said...

We love cream of mushroom too. :)

ai wei said...

ahhh, thanks for sharing this! definately something for me on these moody weather.

noobcook said...

wow no need to use blender to whisk the stuff ... I like!! I must try this in future :)

Ling's Passion said...

I always wonder how this wonderful soup is made. Now I know and yours looks yummy.

Life for Beginners | Kenny Mah said...

The soup is BOTH creamy AND chunky? Oh what more could we ask for? Let's not wait for illness to arrive before we sup on this divine dish! :D

Dee said...

I'm not big on soups, but mushroom is one of the few that I enjoy. Some crusty garlic bread, and I'm set. Maybe I can feign illness :)

wmw said...

I love this cos I love mushrooms!

sitta said...

The soup looks deliciuos! I like my cream soup served with croutons, yum.

evan 이벤젤린 said...

looks great! is your hubby ill? get well soon!

Little Inbox said...

I really like this creamy mushroom soup, but hubby like the one in Italian style wor.

Zen Chef said...

It's too hot for soup around here these days but i love cream of mushrooms in the winter. I could have it everyday. Yum!

Little Corner of Mine said...

Yum, I love creamy soup!

Kevin said...

Cream of mushroom soup is one of my favorites. This one sounds simple and looks really good!

Beachlover said...

I never cook cream chicken soup myself,always buy can for hubby,sometimes it's easier but abit guilty too:P

Armand said...

I have to say.. This particular Mushroom soup is my all-time favourite. It contains just the right amount of mushrooms, right amount of cream, and is flavoursome.

Nothing beats this on a cool day (actually, even on a hot day, breakfast, lunch, dinner, supper, midnight snack, or any other time). Most delicious!!

Mochachocolata Rita said...

i always love cream of mushroom soup...i should try making my own and not slurping campbell's soup hehe

daphne said...

sig-^5

aiwei-moody weather in malaysia?

noobcook-yeah! I like my soup chunky.

ling's passion-thanks babe.

kenny- *slurp up soup*

dee-oo. mushrooms n garlic on toast. now that's a good combination.

wmw-me too!

evan-yeah, he was quite unwell for sometime. Esp since we got back. He is all better now though. Thanks for your concern.

Sitta-croutons is a good idea.

little inbox-what is italian style? =)

zen chef-me too.

little corner-yay!

kelvin-not much creativity here. just basic. =)

beachlover- Soups r really easy to make these days. But i like a good can sometimes too.

armand- u and your mushrooms.

mocha-try it! with an asian twist maybe? =)

Piggy said...

Hmm... My hubby is sick these few days too. Your yummy looking mushroom soup reminds me that I should make some soup for him as well. ;-)

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