Amazing Wild Mushroom Soup

mushroom soup

A friend of ours made this when we went there for dinner and after the first mouthful I was already begging for the recipe! My mom used to make mushroom soup when I was younger and this soup came the closest to her recipe which I was so happy about! Its absolutely delicious!!

50g dried porcini mushrooms

250ml boiling water

30ml olive oil

1 onion, chopped

10ml chopped garlic

50g butter

600g exotic mushrooms, chopped

a few sprigs of thyme

1.5 litres of vegetable stock

Salt and Pepper

250ml cream

Grated rind of 1 lemon

30ml lemon juice

– Cover the porcini mushrooms with the boiling water and set aside for 30 minutes. Drain and reserve the liquid. Chop the mushrooms.

– Heat the olive oil in a saucepan and fry the onion and garlic until soft. Add the butter and all the mushrooms and fry until soft.

– Add the reserved mushroom liquid, thyme and stock and simmer for about 20 – 30 minutes until the mushrooms are soft.

– Remove and cool slightly. Puree with a hand blender until smooth.

– Season to taste and stir in the cream, lemon rind and juice.

– Heat through and serve.

Recipe by Angela Day

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