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Mushroom Soup

Categories: Vegetarian
Type: Soups and Stews

Using a selection of both wild and cultivated mushrooms will produce a soup that is bursting with flavor

Prep Time: prep 10 mins

Cooking Time: cook 45 mins

Serves: makes 6 servings


  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 celery ribs, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1lb ( 450g) mixed mushrooms, cleaned and coarsely chopped
  • 1 quart vegetable or chicken stock
  • 7oz ( 200g) baking potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped parsley
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
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  1. Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion, celery, and garlic and cook for about 3-4 minutes, or until softened.
  2. Stir in the mushrooms and cook for 5-6 minutes more. Add the stock and potatoes and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer gently for 30 minutes.
  3. In batches, process in a blender or food processor with the lid ajar until coarsely puréed.
  4. Sprinkle in the parsley and season with salt and pepper. Serve hot.
  • prep 10 mins; cook 45 mins

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Excerpted from The Illustrated Kitchen Bible.
Copyright © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited.
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