Thursday, October 27, 2011
A Light Shroomy Soup
Fall is a great time for mushrooms, one of my favorite non-meat ingredients that does a nice job of filling you up. As I was deciding what to make for dinner last weekend, soup came to mind and I found this fabulous little recipe in Cookstr for a broth based wild mushroom soup. I always enjoy this alternative to something cream-based, as it's easier for digestion and doesn't make you feel so terribly full.
The base for this soup is either a really good quality from scratch or store bought veggie stock or even chicken stock if you're a meat eater. I used the latter, incorporating a really yummy organic chicken stock, low in sodium. The mushrooms I used were portobellos, button mushrooms (a form of portobellos) and also the very beautiful looking (almost tree-like) maitake mushrooms. They're meant to be incorporated in chunks, rather than pureed, so you can actually see their beauty and taste their earthy flavor. Adding a little more body to the soup, I teared into it some toasted pumpernickel bread, which soaked up the chicken-mushroom liquid nicely and satisfied me to no end.
Here's the simple recipe for this Wild Mushroom Soup, courtesy of Cookstr.