Cream of Mushroom Soup
Cream of Mushroom Soup is a simple soup, which is made in many different ways adopted according to the regions, but generally speaking it’s a simple soup made with a base of milk or heavy cream. This mushroom soup is a very common product found in many super market shelves of the condensed soups. Just to know some facts about mushrooms to make it more interesting …. 😊
In the recent workshop @ Bio Centre, Hulimavu, Bangalore, where we were learning how to grow mushrooms, got to know some incredible facts about mushrooms. Mushrooms are a wholesome food i.e. it offers all the required vitamins, minerals and other required elements for the body. Its very good for who are looking loose weights, very good diabetic people and hyper tension top. In short, it’s a MIRACLE FOOD.
Cream of Mushroom Soup is a very easy soup to make and has very basic ingredients, but out of these basic ingredient’s one can churn out a tasty and soul nourishing soup. In fact, as I made this cream of mushroom soup and was getting ready for the photoshoot, my daughter had already gorged on the soup to large extent and had to salvage the rest for the photoshoot 😊
Let’s see how this tasty cream of mushroom soup is made, the ingredients and the step by step method to make it.
Cream of Mushroom Soup
- 200 gms Button Mushrooms One Add Shitake or Oyster too
- 2 tbsp Butter
- 3 to 4 tsp Oil
- 1 ½ tsp Oregano
- 1 tsp Mixed Herbs
- 3 Cloves Garlic finely chopped
- 2 Cups Onions finely chopped
- ½ Cup Plain Flour
- 1 to 2 tsp Ground Pepper
- 2 Cups Vegetable Stock
- ¼ Cup Heavy Cream/ Milk
- Salt to taste
How to Make Cream of Mushroom Soup….?
Take a deep bottom pan and add butter and some oil (to avoid burning of the butter) heat it properly so that all the butter melts.
Now add the finely chopped onions and sauté/fry them till they become translucent and start giving a nice aroma. Now add garlic and sauté till the raw smell goes.
Then add the diced mushrooms (here I have used button mushroom one can use shitake, porcini or oyster mushrooms) let them be sautéed till they all the water is evaporated. (Mushrooms have tendency to leave water when cooked).
At this stage sprinkle the flour and along with the flour add the spices i.e. (mixed herbs, oregano, ground pepper and salt) and let them sauté for some time.
Now add some vegetable stock to the preparation and let it simmer for some time and reduce, then add the cream/milk stir nicely and let it sit for 10 to 15 minutes. The soup thickens as it cools...!
Taste for seasoning and serve cream of mushroom soup hot with bread of your choice.
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