Monday, 4 May 2015

A Simple and Delicious Creamy Mushroom Soup Recipe


I always know that the start of Winter is officially here, the moment I begin to crave or consider soup as an option for a meal. It's not a date thing or a Season thing for me - but entirely a temperature thing.

Here we are in May - just Autumn, but already my inner cold-detecting 'soup gauge' is pointing towards a very chilly Winter season filled with lots of good, hot soups!

Nothing is more warming and comforting than a good bowl of piping hot soup. As a meal, they're so easy to prepare (especially in a soup maker or Thermomix if you have one) and soup is a very satisfying and healthy choice too.

I have been treating myself to this creamy mushroom delight for years now and thanks to its key ingredients of lemon juice and nutmeg, this recipe produces a very classy meal which takes only around 15 minutes to make. This soup has a great texture and flavour that is well above and beyond the many mushroom soups I have tried to date.

And so, I am sharing it. Make sure you give this one a go because chances are, you too will find it incredibly delicious as well.

This recipe makes around 4 good-sized meal serves or up to 6 smaller serves if you wish to enjoy it as a starter.


Mushroom Soup:

500 grams button mushrooms
1 small-medium onion finely chopped
2 tablespoons of margarine (or butter)
2 tablespoons of flour
600mls total of either milk, light cream or light sour cream or a combination of all.
2 teaspoons of lemon juice
1/4-1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon of salt
Pepper to taste.


Method:

Wash mushrooms and pat dry on paper towel before slicing them to your preferred thickness.

Saute onion in margarine / butter until soft and translucent.

Add mushrooms and cook for 2-3 minutes to seal.

Sprinkle the flour over the mushrooms and gradually add the 600ml milk/cream, lemon juice, nutmeg, salt and pepper.

Continue to cook and stir gently for around 10 minutes until the soup is sufficiently heated through and thickened.

 
To serve, sprinkle with your choice of either chopped chives, a dollop of sour cream or a grated Italian hard cheese such as parmesan or pecorino and crusty bread.
 
What's your favourite Winter soup?
 
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19 comments:

  1. Yum! I'm a fan of a good Tom Yum....spicy and warm!

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    1. How good is spicy anything in cold weather - nothing more warming than a good Asian soup - thanks for the idea!

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  2. I love eating soups in cold weather! They definitely are so comforting and warming! My favourite is pumpkin soup.

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  3. I love a good soup, but I rarely get around to making one. I frequently fill my fridge with large quantities of things to put in the soup I plan to make, and then watch them wilt. As we speak, there is a whole bunch of celery and his mates taking up valuable shelf space and looking enviously at the more popular fridge items.

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    1. Oh I am guilty of this too! I spend a fortune on vegies which I quickly forget. There's nothing worse than discovering many dollar's worth has gone mouldy in the bottom of the fridge. My weakness - takeout!

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  4. I've never had mushie soup. I'll have to try this! It looks sensational.

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  5. Oh wow, this sounds amazing. I'll have to give lemon and nutmeg a go, next time I make it. I'd better go look for mushrooms. Today was a bit balmy and I thought the mushrooms would be loving it and popping out of the ground everywhere.

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    1. I see mushrooms everywhere and I am too scared to eat them. Never sure what's good and what's not. Nutmeg and lemon are the secret ingredients here that really make this soup something special. x

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  6. I love an easy soup! This looks delicious. I've been feeling the cold too, we've pulled out our ugg boots and now its time for some soup!

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  7. This looks warming and filling. I think my husband and I would enjoy this. Especially with cream! Stopping by from Wholehearted Wednesday. Pinned!

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  8. Thank you for joining us at the Oh My Heartsie Girl Wordless Wednesday! I look forward to seeing you again next week!
    Mary
    Jingle Jangle Jungle

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  9. I love mushroom soups, your version sounds delicious!

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  10. Your soup looks divine! I had the hardest time with mushrooms when I was a kid, until my grandmother fooled me a few times with soup.

    Thank you for visiting to share on the Oh My Heartsie Girls WW this week!
    I hope you enjoy your weekend!
    Karren
    xoxo

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  11. Yum!! This sounds amazing. I adore mushrooms but my hubby doesn't like them!!! Maybe I'll wait til he's out one night and make myself a big batch of this soup. Thanks for joining our Fabulous Foodie Fridays party! xx

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  12. You are right, once those cravings for soup start you know it's time for winter!

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  13. I'm not a huge fan of mushrooms, but I think that this actually looks really nice.

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