Thursday, 28 May 2015

Comforting Mushroom Soup!

Hard/Bad day at work?

Mushroom Soup is synonymous to comfort, warmth, relaxation and things like that. All this time I thought making this soup from scratch can only be done in restaurants and requires high end skills! So wrong though! It's super easy. So easy and so quick. The only special requirement is a blender. And you will definitely end up with leftovers and have it for a couple of more meals.

Ingredients: Mushrooms (I used button mushrooms and shiitake mushrooms) chopped, white big onion chopped, garlic chopped, salt, pepper and stock cube (either vegetable or chicken), dash of olive oil, sour or fresh cream (optional)

1. Slightly heat up the pan with olive oil, add chopped onions and garlic.
2. Sweat the onions till a bit translucent and then add chopped mushrooms to it.
3. Let the mushrooms sweat as well and leave them until the mushrooms turn brownish.
4. Dissolve a stock cube in hot water.
5. Pour in the stock. Add enough hot water to cover the mushrooms well.
6. Turn the heat to medium and let it boil for a good 20-30 mins. Don't try to add any seasoning since a lot of the water will be evaporated.
7. Once the broth has had a good boil take it off the heat and try to cool it down a bit.
8. Use a simple blender and blend all the contents of the broth until nice and smooth.
9. Put the pot back on heat, at this point add your seasoning according to taste.
10. Add some fresh cream or sour cream according to preference and serve hot.
So, that is all you need to do and who doesn't like a nice bowl of mushroom soup after a hard day of work :)

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