Creamy Wild Mushroom Soup

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By Chef Laura at Home

Serving Size: 4

Ingredients:
  • 10 oz Cremini Mushrooms, chopped
  • 10 oz Shitake Mushrooms, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 6 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 celery stalk
  • 2 tsp chopped fresh thyme
  • 2 cup chopped leek
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 qt vegetable Stock or Broth
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste
Directions:
  1. Start by removing the stems from the mushrooms and cleaning them with a damp paper towel. Cut into ¼" thick slices.
  2. Heat 1 Tablespoon of butter and 1Tablespoon of olive oil in a medium saucepan over a medium flame. Add mushrooms, chopped onion, celery, thyme, salt and pepper, stirring occasionally until tender, set aside. Add 1 quart of Vegetable Stock and bring to a boil. {You can add more stock or water if you like your soup on the thinner side} Reduce to a simmer for 30 minutes or until the vegetables are tender. Strain the vegetables reserving the broth. Set aside.
  3. In another sauté pan, add 4 Tablespoons of butter over low to medium heat, add the chopped leeks and sauté until tender. Add ¼ cup of flour and stir. Add 1 ladle at a time of the reserved broth until it starts to thicken, stir until smooth. Turn the heat off and add the reserved vegetables.
  4. In a food processor, add half of the vegetable mixture and slowly add reserved liquid. Pulse until smooth. You may have to do this in batches.
  5. Ladle into bowls and garnish with fresh parsley!

{Optional} Sauté some extra mushrooms, season with salt, pepper and fresh thyme to garnish your soup.

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