Recipe

Mushroom soup with herbed creme fraiche

This delicious creamy soup is packed full of earthy mushroom flavour, making the perfect lunch or light dinner in the cooler months.

  • 35 mins preparation
  • 35 mins cooking
  • Serves 4
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Ingredients

Mushroom soup
  • 80 gram butter
  • 3 french shallots, chopped finely
  • 1 trimmed celery stalk, chopped finely
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 400 gram flat mushrooms, chopped finely
  • 300 gram button mushrooms, sliced thinly
  • 200 gram swiss brown mushrooms, sliced thinly
  • 1/3 cup (80ml) dry sherry
  • 1.5 litre (6 cups) salt-reduced chicken stock
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
Herbed creme fraiche
  • 200 millilitre carton creme fraiche
  • 2 tablespoon chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chervil

Method

Mushroom soup with herbed creme fraiche
  • 1
    Heat butter in a large saucepan, add shallots, celery and garlic; cook, stirring, over low heat until soft but not coloured. Add the mushrooms, cook, covered, for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • 2
    Add sherry, bring to the boil; boil for 1 minute. Add stock, bring to the boil; reduce heat, simmer, covered, for about 20 minutes or until mushrooms are tender.
  • 3
    Remove pan from heat. Cool mushroom mixture slightly, then blend or process half the mixture until smooth. Return to saucepan with remaining mushroom mixture. Stir over low heat until hot. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • 4
    Meanwhile, to make herbed creme fraiche, combine creme fraiche and herbs in small bowl; mix well.
  • 5
    Spoon soup into serving bowls, top with herbed creme fraiche.

Notes

You can use any combination of mushrooms totaling 900g.

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