Creamy Mushroom Soup
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Creamy Mushroom Soup

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Level

moderate
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Cooking

15 min
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Preparation

30 min
Ingredients
Servings
2
Mixed Mushrooms
600 g
Onion
1
Garlic
3 cloves
Celery
2 stalks
Fresh Thyme
a few sprigs
Fresh Flat-Leaf Parsley
a few sprigs
Olive Oil
Vegetable Stock
or chicken stock
1.5 l
Single Cream
75 ml
Ciabatta
6 slabs
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
How to cook
Prepare ingredients
  • Brush the mushrooms clean, then finely slice.
  • Peel the onion and garlic, trim the celery and finely slice everything.
  • Pick the thyme and parsley leaves, and finely chop the parsley stalks.
Start cooking
  • Heat a splash of olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat.
  • Add the onion, celery, garlic, parsley stalks, thyme leaves and mushrooms, pop the lid on and cook gently until softened.
  • Spoon out 4 tablespoons of mushrooms, and keep for later.
  • Pour the vegetable stock into the pan and bring to a boil over medium heat, turn the heat down to low and simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Season to taste with sea salt and black pepper, then whiz with a stick blender until smooth.
  • Pour in the cream, bring just back to the boil, then turn off the heat.
  • Toast the ciabatta on a hot griddle pan, then top with most of the reserved mushrooms and drizzle lightly with extra virgin olive oil.
  • Spoon the soup into bowls, garnish with the chopped parsley and remaining mushrooms, and serve with the ciabatta crostini on the side.
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